By Cheryl K. Chumley
Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.
Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading “Assorted Small Arms Ammunition,” that says: “The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals.”
Comprehensive Statewide Strategy Needed to Ensure Every Californian has a Safe,
Sacramento, CA – Ray Pearl, Executive Director of the California Housing Consortium, and Shamus Roller, Executive Director of Housing California, issued the following joint statement upon the release of Senate President pro Tem Steinberg’s proposal to direct 20% of “Cap and Trade” revenues to develop affordable homes near transit:
“California’s affordable housing community applauds Senate President pro Tem Steinberg for prioritizing much-needed commitment to state investment in developing affordable homes that create jobs while helping our state meet its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through AB 32.
“It’s all about a politician’s sacred duty to the rule of law.”
TEHACHAPI – AG hopeful Phil Wyman says it is reasonable for serious crimes to have serious penalties and the public and the most recent federal indictments agree with him. Crime ought not to pay for politicians. Endangering lives by acts of terrorism, gunrunning rocket launchers and aiding murder for hire are serious crimes. Wyman says the death penalty is a responsible idea for the egregious few. “I’m beyond angry about corrupt politicians, especially for committing the high crimes of terrorism. And so is the public,” says Wyman, attorney, rancher, Senator and candidate for California Attorney General running against progressive San Francisco Democrat Kamala Harris.
A Russian fighter aircraft made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a U.S. ship in the Black Sea over the weekend, the Pentagon said on Monday, condemning the action at a time of heightened U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine.
“This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with their national protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries,” said Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
Legal group figures out how Obama has the authority to grant lawful permanent resident status to 2 million immigrants without Congress’s help
Los Angeles. A legal group of immigration law experts today is sending a letter to President Obama in response to his request to the Department of Homeland Security on how to slow deportations suggesting a novel way the President could grant lawful permanent resident status to as many as two million immigrants without requiring any action by Congress. The letter may be downloaded here.
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
The agency’s reported decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts. The NSA, after declining to comment on the report, subsequently denied that it was aware of Heartbleed until the vulnerability was made public by a private security report earlier this month.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today led thirteen bipartisan members of California’s House delegation in an effort to protect breweries from proposed Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations that would drive up brewing costs and limit the reuse of spent grain as animal feed. The lawmakers sent a letter urging the FDA to revise proposed regulations that would likely force spent grain into landfills, rather than allow its continued use as animal feed.
Additional Seasonal Firefighters to be Hired from Shasta to Santa Cruz
Sacramento – After several March storms, temperatures have gone back up and California’s wildfire activity level has returned to above average. Starting Monday, April 14, CAL FIRE will hire nearly 100 additional seasonal firefighters that will be stationed from Shasta County down to Santa Cruz County; a move several months earlier than normal.
“The rain in March was needed, but the drought continues to have a strong hold on California,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “With temperatures back on the rise, so is the potential for large wildfires.”
Less than 8 weeks to the election Pete Peterson is clear frontrunner in Secretary of State race to make the General Election in California’s first Statewide Top Two Primary Election
(Santa Monica, CA) – Less than 8 weeks to go frontrunner Pete Peterson has commanding lead to be one of the Top Two candidates to make the general election in California’s primary for Secretary of State.