California Bill Could Vacate Some Aliens Convictions

California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is promoting her AB 813, the Criminal Procedure: Post-...

Joe Guzzardi

Genetically Modified Organisms: Unleashing 21st Century Frankenstein on the Natural World

In the 20st century, the human multitude rearranged rivers, deserts, rainforests and the oceans to...

Frosty Wooldridge

Immigration Optimism Borders on Psychosis

Immigration enthusiasts have an optimism that borders on psychosis. If anyone suggests that the...

John Vinson

Scientists Issue Humanity Another Warning…Yet Again

Human domination of the biosphere likened to rapid discharge of a battery With ever greater...

Leon Kolankiewicz

CAPS Position on Health Care Coverage

CAPS firmly believes that working Americans are entitled to health insurance coverage for contraception.  A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether private corporations can obtain an exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. While we support everyone's right to their own beliefs, we do not believe that employers should be able to deprive their employees of health care coverage for birth control.

Firefighters battling 21 wildfires across drought-stricken California

Gabrielle Moreira
August 3, 2015
ABC News

Firefighters across California are being stretched thin as 21 wildfires burn throughout the state.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for California. Some federal help is on the way as the state has secured a grant from FEMA to offset the costs of fighting the fires.

No Room for 'Trophy Hunting"

By Maria Fotopoulos
August 1, 2015
As seen in:
Bemidji Pioneer

Minnesota dentist Walter J. Palmer is much in the news for killing Cecil, a beloved 13-year-old Zimbabwe lion. Local celebrity Cecil was lured out of a protected national park with meat drug on a truck, shot with an arrow (but not killed) and then tracked for 40 hours before he was shot dead by a rifle. This is “trophy hunting.” Cecil then was skinned and beheaded, with his remains abandoned at the park border. Evidence indicates those involved in this horror marathon also tried to destroy Cecil’s tracking collar to cover their tracks.

Little honest discussion about immigration and jobs

Joe Guzzardi
July 30, 2015
As seen in:
Idaho Press-Tribune
Waxahachietx Daily Light
Bemidji Pioneer

On the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration is the dominant domestic issue. Some candidates want to legalize the 12 million plus unlawful immigrants, others' goal is to increase the level of about one million legal immigrants the United States accepts annually, and another group seeks to expand the number of guest worker visas issued. Several contenders want to do all three — grant amnesty, increase legal immigration, and give more guest visas to overseas workers

California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map If Their Water Runs Out

Nick James
July 28, 2015
CBS Sacramento

The epicenter of California’s drought crisis is in the Central Valley, where there are growing fears the drought could wipe entire towns off of the map.

Wells are going dry, jobs are harder to come by and families are already moving, either to different states or even Mexico in search of work.

California Drought: ‘Spooky’ Water Supply Future

Folsom Lake 2015
Ed Joyce
Capital Public Radio
July 27, 2015

The California Department of Water Resources has framed the fourth year of drought as a "spooky thriller" movie, especially if El Niño does not add much to the state’s reservoirs. 

Posted along with a video this week, the DWR referenced the possibility of what may face California: 

House OKs bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities,' White House threatens veto

July 23, 2015
Fox News

The House approved legislation Thursday to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” for failing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, in the first congressional response to a brazen murder earlier this month in San Francisco allegedly committed by an illegal immigrant.  

California Senate Votes To Open Up Obamacare To 2.5 Million Illegal Residents

Robert Laszewski
June 21, 2015
Forbes Opinion

King V. Burwell opponents said killing subsidies would blow up Obamacare­­–now in California they want to open up unsubsidized care to illegal Californians.