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Posted on | October 29, 2013 | No Comments
Using his monitors in order to publicly speak, Obama read that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” on a number of occasions. Will the President soon issue (or read) an apology or is this a deceptive thirty second compilation of his claims?
Posted on | October 28, 2013 | No Comments
Earline Davis was working the telephone lines for the Healthcare.gov help line, when Sean Hannity called up during the middle of his radio program. She was let go the next day for having gone on the air and answering Hannity’s questions. Watch her story here.
Sean Hannity is heard every weekday on AM 1450 KVML from Noon through 3pm.
Posted on | October 27, 2013 | No Comments
KCRA 3 focuses on the potential use and economic benefits of dead trees in Tuolumne County. However, there is disagreement on what is best for wildlife and environmental recovery.
Posted on | October 27, 2013 | No Comments
(Sacramento Bee) – Cattle rustling is on the rise in Californiae.
Last year, 1,317 head of cattle were reported stolen or missing in California, said Greg Lawley, chief of the state’s Bureau of Livestock Identification. That’s a 22 percent increase from what was reported before the recession.
“We assume this is an outgrowth of cattle price rise,” Lawley said.
In many instances a cow can sell easily for $1,000. Cattle prices have been increasing steadily, with prices hitting record highs in 2011 and 2012, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Unlike the old days, when stolen cattle were herded on horseback, today’s rustlers use trailers and trucks. “The speed of transport means you can load up a gooseneck trailer full of cattle and be in Colorado 24 hours later,” Lawley said.
Central Valley cattle rancher Mark Beck has had four steers stolen this year from his ranches in Sacramento, San Joaquin and Calaveras counties. “The thieves loaded them by roadways where there is easy access,” he said. “Sometimes they shoot the cattle and butcher them where they find them.”
Beck sees it as a crime driven by economics. “The way the job market has been since 2008, people are getting desperate, and they’re stealing things,” Beck said.
Posted on | October 24, 2013 | No Comments
Halloween is almost here. You can tell by the Zombies on the sidewalks of downtown Sonora, CA.
Posted on | October 24, 2013 | No Comments
A charming “Flash Mob” showed up during the final weekend of the 2013 Sonora’s Farmer’s Market!
Posted on | October 21, 2013 | No Comments
President Barack Obama’s Rose Garden remarks on Obamacare earlier today were interrupted when a woman standing directly behind him seemed to nearly faint. The President turned around just in time to help her.
As accusations began to pour in that this rescue was a “staged event”, the White House issued a press release that claimed the woman was a pregnant diabetic who had recently registered on healthcare.gov
What do you think? Was this a staged diversion meant purely for positive publicity or did Obama really turn around just in time to keep the young lady from falling?
Posted on | October 15, 2013 | No Comments
(KCRA) – At Calaveras High, being a Redskin is about tradition.
For 108 years, the school’s mascot has never changed or been debated.
The latest remarks from NBC sports anchor Bob Costas and even President Barack Obama, calling on the Washington Redskins to consider a name change, haven’t affected students and staff in Calaveras County.
“Our goal is not to offend anybody,” high school Principal Mike Merrill said. “It’s to show our pride.”
Students said Monday from their standpoint, there’s no controversy about being a Redskin.
“My dad was a Redskin here (and) his dad was a Redskin, too,” Jameson Brown said.
Added Kyle Chaboya, an athlete on the football team: “I don’t think it’s an insult — our mascot is, well, the way it is. (They) shouldn’t change anything about it.”
“I think it’s a tradition for us,” Priscilla Ruth said. “It’s not meant to be taken in bad way.”
The school uses an emblem of an Native American chief to show its pride and school spirit.
In the past, the only issue that came up was when the emblem was painted on the gym floor.
“The emblem was originally on the gym floor when it was built, then we learned from the tribal elder (that) the feather headdress was not to touch the floor,” Merrill said.
The emblem was removed and painted on the wall next to the scoreboard, out of respect for the Mi Wuk Tribe in the community.
Superintendent Mark Campbell said the Mi Wuk Tribe stands by the school using the Redskin as its mascot, and doesn’t think much of the national controversy brewing over the NFL team.
“They’re respectful in the way they do it, and the kids know it,” said Dana Heffington, a part of the Mi Wuk Tribe.
The closest the school came to considering a name change was in the ’90s, when a survey was sent out to the community. The support was overwhelming to keep the name.
Posted on | October 9, 2013 | No Comments
A video of a female hiker on a Montara Mountain trail (near Pacifica in the Bay area) juxtaposed with a shot of a man wearing a ski mask has frightened viewers who came across it online, leading Pacifica police to investigate the video’s origin.
Although it is not illegal to create a video that is disturbing in nature as long as no crime has taken place, police identified and contacted the video’s creator, who was uncooperative, according to Pacifica police Capt. Daniel Steidle.
The videographer would not tell police why he made the video and said he caused the woman in the video no harm, nor did he make any contact with her, Steidle said. The woman has not been identified and she has not come forward. “An average person would apologize, but this guy was geared up for his rights and knew he hadn’t committed any crime — he was up for negative public attention and he got it,” Steidle said.
Police received dozens of reports, both by phone and electronically, from concerned community members who had seen the 59-second video on Liveleak.com. The clip begins with a picture of a lone mountain bike — presumably the videographer’s — and then pans to a sunny wide-shot of Montara Mountain. The viewer can hear the sound of the wind as the video zeroes in on a woman walking alone on the trial, seemingly unaware that she is being filmed. It then pans to the left where a full face hits the screen.
The man shown, wearing a black ski mask, maintains an exaggerated expression, with his wide eyes and a gritted-toothed smile showing through the three holes of the knitted mask.
So who is he? Watch this report:
Posted on | October 8, 2013 | No Comments
Jon Stewart was adamant in pressing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about issues he has with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), from the website bugs to the one-year business delay that individuals didn’t get. He repeatedly pressed that last point and got noticeably frustrated at the lack of a clear response.
Stewart did not receive an answer after asking how many people signed up for the website, before bringing up the “legitimate criticism” about individuals not receiving the one-year delay. Stewart said it looks like “you were favoring small business,” and despite Sebelius attempting to explain that this is only a small percentage of businesses and small businesses have no mandates, Stewart still couldn’t figure the logic out.
When he went to commercial break, Stewart asked, “Can we come back and ask some more questions? Can I ask the same one?”
In the second part of the interview, Stewart kept going, calling the issues with Obamacare “frustrating” due to the “level of incompetence that’s larger than what it should be.” He pointed out that businesses are cutting worker hours to exploit a loophole in the law, but Sebelius said that’s not true. Stewart also wondered if they could actually run it well, pointing out the issues the government has had managing the VA.« go back — keep looking »