Category: California

San Diego unemployment rate nearly 27%, breaking county record set during Great Depression

With the worst jobs report in history under our belt, which saw a record 20.5 million jobs lost in April, and the stated unemployment rate at 14.7%, some cities have been hit worse than others by the economic fallout from the pandemic.

To wit, after steadily increasing 2-3% every week for the past two months, the unemployment rate in San Diego county is at an all-time high of just under 27% – exceeding the previous record from 1933 set during the Great Depression, according to a report by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

California first to be approved for up to $10 Billion bailout from feds to pay unemployment benefits

As politicians argue over whether or not to bailout decades-long bad decisions on the basis of a sudden virus/lockdown-driven drop in revenues, California has stepped up to the plate with what appears to be a direct request for a bailout to fund the benefits for millions of newly-unemployed residents (and illegal immigrants).

California confirms “one” case of double voting and possibly more during primary

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla confirmed double-voting via mail-in ballots occurred during the Super Tuesday primary vote last month.

Padilla said there was one confirmed case of double-voting and 12 instances of suspected double-voting by registered voters identified with “duplicate voting history,” according to Breitbart.

Spot someone not wearing a mask? Snitching on your neighbors? There’s an app for that

Comrades, the ministry of coronavirus compliance is making it easy to be a good state citizen. If you spot a non-compliant citizen participating in life without adhering to the dictates of the state, there’s now mobile APP’s for quick snitching.

CA schools to halt PE tests for 2 years over fear of ‘fat shaming’

California students would get a break from physical fitness tests, which include timed 1-mile runs, for three years under a proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Newsom argues the tests can lead to body shaming and bullying of transgender and special education students, said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the governor’s Department of Finance.

Muslim immigrant in charge of cleaning up San Francisco arrested on federal fraud and bribery charges

an Francisco’s Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru, 58, and Lefty O’Doul’s owner Nick Bovis, 57, were charged in a criminal complaint with honest services wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to attempt to bribe a San Francisco Airport Commissioner, United States Attorney David Anderson announced at a press conference.