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'Kill them all': Racist graffiti found at Sacramento City College prompts safety concerns

Racist graffiti discovered inside a men’s bathroom at Sacramento City College drew extra outrage as some alleged that the college did not notify its students of the threatening messages in a timely fashion.

The graffiti, which appeared to be written in black marker, included swastikas and hate language using racial slurs, with the words “Kill them all” written in the corner of one mirror. Other messages including “Time 2 fight back” and “#MAGA” on the side of a stall, as photos posted to social media Monday show.

An email sent to students by President Michael Gutierrez on Tuesday says that after “swastikas and hateful, racist language was found in one of our men’s restrooms on campus,” students notified campus officials and the slurs were cleaned off the bathroom surfaces.

Students said they reported the graffiti Saturday. Sacramento City College spokeswoman Kaitlyn MacGregor said Los Rios Police Department officers investigated about 8:30 a.m. Monday and custodial staff cleaned the messages away later that morning.

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article219377200.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 05:37 PM (1 replies)

Former Suge Knight lawyer - already facing witness-tampering charges - accused of $1M in bank fraud

An attorney who once represented Marion “Suge” Knight in the rap mogul’s murder case was arrested Monday and charged with cashing more than $1 million in stolen federal tax return checks, authorities said.

Thaddeus Culpepper — who is already awaiting trial on charges that he tampered with witnesses during Knight’s case — was arrested at his home Monday without incident, the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a news release.

According to a criminal complaint, Culpepper deposited a U.S. Treasury check worth $1,003,814 at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Pasadena in August 2017. The check was payable to two unidentified people, but Culpepper “allegedly told a bank representative that the payees were clients and had endorsed the check to him,” the statement read.

From April 2015 to August 2017, Culpepper deposited 21 Internal Revenue Service tax refund checks in a Wells Fargo account, the criminal complaint said.

Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/la-me-ln-thaddeus-culpepper-bank-fraud-20181001-story.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 05:19 PM (0 replies)

Woman who accused Democrat Gil Cisneros of harassment says it was a 'misunderstanding'

A woman recanted her allegation of sexual harassment against a Democratic House candidate on Monday, blunting a major line of attack that a conservative super PAC had been using against Gil Cisneros in a key California race.

Melissa Fazli, who had accused Cisneros of making inappropriate comments to her at a state party convention in February, tweeted Monday that she met with the candidate over the weekend and realized there had been a “HUGE misunderstanding.” She demanded that the Congressional Leadership Fund take down its “vile” ads that were partly based on her accusation.

Fazli published the allegation in an open letter in May, when she was running as a Democrat for a state Assembly seat in the area. Fazli alleged at the time that Cisneros had suggested they go to a hotel room together and that he later made comments that could have been interpreted as “pay for play.”

The development could kneecap the Congressional Leadership Fund’s main attack strategy in the 39th Congressional District, where Cisneros is running against Republican Young Kim for a House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton).

Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/us-politics/la-pol-ca-cisneros-accuser-recants-20181001-story.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 04:54 PM (1 replies)

SEC accuses two San Diego men in $61 million in Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil complaint against two San Diego men for allegedly running a $61.5 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 350 investors across multiple states.

The lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court last week accuses Jonny Ngo, 32, and Donato “Mick” Baca Jr., 36, of raising money from investors between 2013 and 2017 that was supposedly used to buy bulk electronics such as iPhone screens and drones overseas. These products were supposedly distributed in the U.S. and sold at a substantial profit.

According to the SEC, the men promised investors returns of 5 percent to 15 percent every two weeks to 45 days through Ngo’s wholesale technology import business – NL Technology LLC.

NL Technology has a storefront in San Diego offering cellphone and computer repairs, but it engaged in little or no wholesale import business activity, according to the SEC.

Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/technology/sd-fi-ponzi-sec-20181001-story.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 04:36 PM (0 replies)

Altercation inside KPBS studio leads to restraining order

An employee at KPBS, the San Diego member station for the national Public Broadcasting Service, sought a temporary restraining order against a coworker and his family members — including an appellate court judge — saying he fears for his safety after being attacked at work.

Kevin Schrader, a senior engineering manager, told a Superior Court judge in El Cajon that he was assaulted last month at the KPBS facility on the San Diego State University campus.

The request was filed against longtime KPBS studio technician Donald Benke, his adult son, Peter Benke, and his wife, Judge Patricia D. Benke, an associate justice on the 4th District Court of Appeal in San Diego.

“This person attacked me and I want to protect my family,” Schrader wrote in his request for the stay-away order, dated Sept. 11. “He is the son of a coworker who attacked me at work.”

Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/tv/sd-me-kpbs-case-20181001-story.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 04:24 PM (0 replies)

Electronic - Disappointed

Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 03:45 PM (2 replies)

Trump can't stop calling out Gavin Newsom at rallies, and Gavin Newsom can't stop responding

California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom appears to have become one of President Trump's go-to punching bags at campaign rallies.

While speaking at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn on Monday night, Trump once again took aim at the former mayor of San Francisco's position on immigration.

"Look at what's going on in California," Trump said. "You have a man running for governor in California who says we don't want any borders, we don't want ICE, we do want sanctuary cities."

The president said Newsom's proposal to have California pay for health care for state's undocumented immigrants would be a "mess," and seemed to suggest the policy would turn California into Venezuela.

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Gavin-Newsom-Trump-Tennessee-rally-immigration-13273772.php
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 02:16 PM (3 replies)

Abortion pill mandate for California universities vetoed by Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a measure that would have required public university student health centers to provide abortion medication by no later than Jan. 1, 2022.

Brown noted in his veto message that “the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance.”

“Because the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus, this bill is not necessary,” he wrote.

To pay for the cost of implementation, the bill would have required $9.6 million in private funding to provide a $200,000 grant to all public universities. It also would have provided a $200,000 grant to both the University of California and California State University systems to provide 24-hour telephone patient support for abortion medication recipients.

Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/30/abortion-pill-mandate-for-state-universities-vetoed-by-brown/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 01:14 PM (0 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Hope for Kavanaugh & Other Men Accused of Sexual Assault

The FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past has begun after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake forced the issue. Kavanaugh’s testimony rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, he was so unlikable that SNL was forced to choose an actor equally unlikeable to play him. Whether or not Judge Kavanaugh gets confirmed, he is preceded by a long line of men who have been accused of bad behavior, men who don’t seem to even understand when they’ve done something wrong. It’s something that powerful men have been struggling with for many years but now, at long last, there’s hope.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 11:34 AM (7 replies)

Orange County Democrats hope anti-Trump energy will mean wins in cities where GOP has dominated for

Orange County Dems hope anti-Trump energy will mean wins in cities where GOP has dominated for decades

In a roundabout way, it was President Donald Trump’s rise to power that prompted Democrat Beatriz “Betty” Valencia to run for city council.

Within a few months of Trump’s 2016 victory, the 47-year-old protested in the streets of Los Angeles with the Women’s March. Soon after, she began attending council meetings in her home town, Orange, for the first time.

And it was there, on April 10, 2018, the night that city leaders passed a resolution opposing California’s sanctuary state law – and supporting local law enforcement’s cooperation with ICE – that something in Valencia shifted. Speaking loudly enough for meeting attendees to hear, she suddenly addressed the majority-GOP city council and said:

“You’re in my seat.”

“That night, I told the people around me, ‘I’m going to run,’” said Valencia, an executive in a local lending institution who emigrated from Mexico to Orange when she was 6.

Read more: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/01/orange-county-dems-hope-anti-trump-energy-will-mean-wins-in-cities-where-gop-has-dominated-for-decades/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 04:02 AM (1 replies)
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