United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, also known as “the Monkey Whisperer” (57, Parrish), today pleaded guilty to having violated the Endangered Species Act and Lacy Act in connection with a conspiracy to sell a protected primate to a celebrity client in California. Hammonds facesContinue Reading

The Golden State Warriors billionaire owner Chamath Palihapitiya claimed Saturday that “nobody cares” about the Uyghur genocide in China on a Saturday podcast. Palihapitiya, 45, said “Nobody cares about the Uyghurs,” claiming that he cares about many things, including inflation, American health care infrastructure and climate change, but not the genocide ofContinue Reading

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pressing for a Senate vote on a legislative filibuster change to commemorate the anniversary of the January 6 riot on the capitol. Supporters of changing the 60-vote threshold required for most legislation to pass the Senate face hurdles because Democrats need total unity fromContinue Reading

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced last week that it will require universal masking to increase protection to individuals, families, and communities during the holidays as the statewide seven-day average COVID-19 case rate has increased by almost half (47%) and hospitalizations have increased by 14%. Starting last Wednesday,Continue Reading

Macy’s will celebrate National Believe Week by doubling its donation to Make-A-Wish as part of Macy’s annual Believe letter-writing campaign. From the start of Believe campaign through its final day on Dec. 24, for every letter sent to Santa online at macys.com/believe or dropped off in Macy’s stores, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million. During National Believe Week, from Sunday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 4, Macy’s has pledged $2 forContinue Reading

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Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman penned an op-ed for The Washington Post attacking “Texas’s radical antiabortion law,” admitting that she feels “great horror.” “I have followed the course of Texas’s radical antiabortion law with great sadness, and something akin to horror. Now, in the hope of drawingContinue Reading

American senator Elizabeth Warren has accused Amazon of “peddling misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines and treatments” through its search algorithms, promoting a book called “the most influential spreader of coronavirus misinformation online” by media outlets. “I write regarding concerns that Amazon is peddling misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments through its searchContinue Reading

Edgar Hurtado-Ramirez (52, Mexico) today pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder monetary instruments and engage in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Hurtado-Ramirez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Hurtado-RamirezContinue Reading

California’s regulation has led to “Electricity Woes” as UK energy expert Colin Robinson noted their “law of increasing intervention” but the Golden State is now rolling back regulations and suspending the authoritarian environmental rules. Facing a 3,500 MW shortfall in power generation capacity to meet current peak demand, and predictingContinue Reading

The California Third District Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that a 2017 state law requiring employees at long-term care facilities to use patients’ “preferred” pronouns violates First Amendment free speech rights. Taking Offense, an unincorporated association, filed the lawsuit challenging part of California’s Health and Safety Code that requires health facility employeesContinue Reading

Larry Elder, nationally syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist, bestselling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and candidate for governor of California has won his lawsuit against California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber. The Superior Court of California held this afternoon that Secretary Weber will list Elder as a candidate forContinue Reading

California is paying off residents’ past due rent during the COVID-19 pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the news of the federal funds allocation. Newsom’s senior counselor on housing and homelessness, Jason Elliott, confirmed that $5.2 billion in funds from Congressionally-approved aid packages will be used as only $32 million outContinue Reading

Health officials in Alameda County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, are now reporting out approximately 25 percent less COVID-19 deaths to reflect using the State’s death reporting definition. Aligning with the State’s definition will require Alameda County to report as COVID-19 deaths only those people who died asContinue Reading

Tax hikes, post-pandemic violence and government mismanagement of the COVID-19 mandates have residents fleeing ‘Blue States,’ those solidly Democratic, for southern and southeastern states, especially Texas and Florida, according to a new study. “Despite the 2020 pandemic, this year Americans are following similar moving trends as prior years. Millions ofContinue Reading

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced “incentives” for residents to get the COVID vaccine, including a chance to win a part of a $15 million lottery. “This last week, those first doses are way down,” said Newsom, pointing to the June 15 goal “north of 70% of all eligible Californians” vaccinated.Continue Reading

One of the world’s leading two-factor authentication firms has analyzed an FBI Internet Crime Report to reveal which states have the highest chances of cyber attacks happening. The platform examined the number of cybercrimes committed in each state/district in the US and then revealed what that number was per 100,000Continue Reading

24-year-old Jorge Esteban Sanchez Ramos of Ontario in San Bernardino County was sentenced last week to 18 months in federal prison for blackmailing female friends and acquaintances on Facebook by threatening to publish nude photographs and videos of them unless they complied with his demands of sending him additional sexually explicitContinue Reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday, citing improving coronavirus conditions, but withheld key ICU and COVID-19 data tracking. “We’re seeing a flattening of the curve — everything that should be up is up, everything that should be down is down — case rates, positivity rates, hospitalizations,Continue Reading