SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — A new California data warehouse system unveiled Wednesday should help policymakers better understand and address the issue of homelessness in a state that has the most unhoused people in the country, officials said. This is the first time the information has been collected at a state level, according to the state’s homeless coordinating and financing council. The announcement comes two months after a state audit that criticized California for an approach so fragmented and incomplete as to possibly hinder efforts to get people into stable housing. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says “Given the magnitude of the homelessness crisis in California and the amount of funding the state and federal governments commit to combatting it, the state needs to ensure that its system for addressing problems … is coherent, consistent, and effective,” state auditor Elaine Howle said in a letter to Gov. Gavin … [Read more...] about ‘First Of A Kind’: New California Homeless Database Aims To Help Policymakers
The Supreme Court late Friday said that California must lift its coronavirus-era restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and other forms of home-based religious gatherings. In an order from the court, five conservative justices wrote against rules in most parts of the state that limit indoor social gatherings to no more than three households, while different restrictions apply to places such as schools and churches. “California treats some comparable secular activities more favorably than at-home religious exercise, permitting hair salons, retail stores, personal care services, movie theaters, private suites at sporting events and concerts, and indoor restaurants to bring together more than three households at a time,” the justices said. ADVERTISEMENT Additionally, the justices noted that a lower court in its ruling “did not conclude that those activities pose a lesser risk of transmission than applicants’ proposed religious exercise at home.” While California … [Read more...] about Supreme Court says California must allow in-home prayer meetings
It was only a matter of time before the left-wing cancel mob came for Gran Torino , Clint Eastwood’s 2008 movie about a bigoted retired autoworker and his Asian Hmong neighbors. The racial epithets spewed by protagonist Walt Kowalski are so prolific that it’s hard to imagine the movie being released under today’s ultra-woke Hollywood standards. Anyone who’s seen Gran Torino and has half a brain will easily grasp that the movie is the opposite of racist. After Walt catches Thao, the Hmong teenager next door, trying to steal his cherished 1972 Gran Torino, he puts the boy to work fixing houses around the neighborhood. Walt grudgingly becomes his mentor, his friend, and eventually his father figure. In the end, he makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect Thao and his family from local Hmong gangbangers. None of that matters anymore because Gran Torino is now officially problematic. The wave of physical assaults on Asian Americans has unleashed a woke backlash against the movie … [Read more...] about Ng: In Defense of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Gran Torino,’ Now Under Attack from Left-Wing Cancel Mob
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — All eyes are now on Gov. Larry Hogan regarding a series of police reform bills now passed through the Maryland General Assembly. Debating behind partitions, the Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed a series of police reform bills. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.5K New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Down “Only when we restore trust and integrity are we going to then be able to have a safer state,” Senator Jill Carter said. Carter sponsored Anton’s Law, which would make public police disciplinary records. SB 71 establishes a statewide use of force. Officers convicted of causing serious injury or death would face up to 10 years in prison. “The standard that we currently have across the United States is just not working,” Senator Charles Sydnor said. Opponents argued officers have a unique, dangerous job whose standards should be different. “Aside from the fact they might be shot, or knifed, or killed, they’ve also got the threat they … [Read more...] about Gov. Larry Hogan Critical Of Police Reform Bills Awaiting His Action
Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" and co-author, with Peter Eisner, of the book "The Shadow President, The Truth About Mike Pence." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) With so many Trump-related books already on the shelf, publishing houses have reached the point where perhaps the only author still worth hearing from would be the fly that landed on former Vice President Mike Pence's head during his debate with now Vice President Kamala Harris. Absent the fly, Simon & Schuster has signed their next-best option: Pence . The question now, is whether his story will create any buzz. Michael D'Antonio Pence, who was drafted as the pious counterweight to then-candidate Donald Trump, is one of the few major figures who stayed on the job for all four years -- no small feat, considering the high turnover in Trump's administration. (Of course, he … [Read more...] about Mike Pence knows the truth about Trump, but will he tell all?