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  • Western climate view
    Western climate view
    The mild arid climate of New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California coupled with the picturesque terrain invite an escape from winter's chill. The prickling tumbleweed rolls gently towards the mountains in the fine brown sand. The glare of...
  • Magpul magazine
    Magpul hands $80M financial lesson to Colo. anti-gunners: Justice?
    Wednesday’s announcement by Magpul Industries that it would be gone completely from Colorado by early 2015 — the kind of announcement for which Wyoming and Texas were thankful yesterday while Colorado will be left with a gaping hole in...
  • Ca. mom charged with starving twin toddler boys and fracturing one’s jaw
    Ca. mom charged with starving twin toddler boys and fracturing one’s jaw
    Courtney Lynn Stewart, a 24-year-old mother from Murrieta, California, was taken into custody on Nov. 26 and charged with willful harm to a child and corporal punishment or injury to a child. Stewart’s two three-year-old twin sons had to be...
  • Burger King employee finds backpack left behind filled with $100,000 in cash
    Burger King employee finds backpack left behind filled with $100,000 in cash
    According to a Nov. 28 report from MSN, an assistant manager at a South Bay area Burger King in Northern California came across a backpack left behind at a booth in the “Have it your way” fast food eatery while making her cleaning...
  • Las Vegas sign
    Black Friday airfare deals, La Fondue dinner experience, rail car resort
    Today’s deals include Black Friday airfare sales, half price on dinner for two at a popular restaurant in the Denver area, and a great deal on lodging with the Featherbed Railroad.Southwest Airlines is having an airfare sale to celebrate...
  • Jose Ramirez distributes meals to residents in Avenal, California
    Jose Ramirez distributes meals to residents in Avenal, California
    The Kings County city of Avenal is located south of Fresno County and is largely an agricultural community. Like most areas of California’s Central Valley the rural community suffers from social and economic issues like unemployment, access...
  • Sun sets on another day of protests
    UC students walk out of classes to protest tuition hikes
    University of California students walked out of classes Monday to protest tuition hikes. Last week, the UC Board of Regents voted to increase tuition by up to five percent every year for the next five years. UC President Janet Napolitano proposed...
  • conforming loan limits remain unchanged
    2015 Conforming Loan Limits Will Remain Unchanged In Most Of The Country
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2015 will remain at $417,000 for one-unit properties in most of the country. The loan limits...
  • Teacher drags student to pool: WATCH as Calif. teacher manhandles student, 14
    Teacher drags student to pool: WATCH as Calif. teacher manhandles student, 14
    School may be a drag, but video of a teacher tugging a teen student around a pool is going viral. A California teacher caught on cell phone video dragging a girl by her arms to the pool has led to the physical education teacher being placed on...
  • Governor Brown of California
    California's crazy train to nowhere
    High speed rail might be a good thing, but that is not what California's High Speed Rail Authority is planning. And so far, all they have done is planning, at a cost of billions of dollars to taxpayers. They are supposed to build a high-speed...
  • University of California tuition hike approved
    University of California tuition hike approved
    The full UC Board of Regents met in San Francisco today to vote on tuition hikes at the University of California. In a 14-7 vote, the board voted in favor of increasing tuition up to five percent every year for the next five years. The new tuition...
  • San Diego Police
    No free speech for California rapper facing life in prison for 'violent' lyrics
    California rapper Brandon Duncan (stage name, Tiny Doo) is now facing 25-years to life for writing lyrics for a music album that law enforcement officials claim “promotes criminal conduct.”Duncan’s latest album, No Safety,...
  • Ivanpah Solar
    Calif. solar reactor fizzles
    The latest Mojave Desert solar reactor electric plant, Ivanpah, is the world’s largest using ground-level mirrors to focus the power of the sun on elevated solar boilers. The electricity generated at Ivanpah was to be enough to serve more...
  • Finance Committee of UC Regents approved tuition hike amid protest
    Finance Committee of UC Regents approved tuition hike amid protest
    The Finance Committee of the UC Board of Regents met today to discuss a five percent tuition hike every year for the next five years. Angry students from University of California campuses staged a protest in the rain to express their dislike for...
  • Bank Robber
    FBI seeking help capturing bank robber dubbed 'Bad Breath Bandit'
    The FBI is asking for help in capturing a Northern California serial bank robber they’re calling the “Bad Breath Bandit.”Authorities say the robber has held up three banks in rural communities in Northern California since June....