Outrage over SCA-5
A proposed amendment to the California constitution has recently triggered public anger across Asian-American communities.
Opponents say that the amendment is discriminatory as it would dramatically decrease the proportion of Asian-American students in public universities, leaving long-lasting, disastrous impacts on education and employment opportunities for these communities. They are urging action to stop it from being approved in the state assembly.
Supporters, however, argue that affirmative action is needed because of a rapid decline in the representation of minorities on campuses.
In tabling the California Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5 (SCA5), which was passed in the state senate on January 30, Ed Hernandez, a Democratic state senator, said that the number of Latino, African American and Native American students in the University of California had declined dramatically.
The amendment would allow the state to give preferential treatment in public education to individuals or groups based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. It will also apply to public employment and contracting. If SCA5 is passed in the state assembly, it will be presented to the state voters in the November election.
Bob Huff, Republican leader in the state senate, spoke out against SCA5. Huff warned that it is dangerous to pass the amendment as it would restart a new round of racial discrimination. The Declaration of Independence says "All men are created equal," but SCA5 is contrary to this, Huff added.
Read more: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/845089.shtml#.Ux0-bEJdUgs
A man who spent 30 years hiding behind branches and scaring tourists at Fisherman’s Wharf, has died. His family told KTVU that Gregory Jacobs died of heart failure over the weekend. Have you ever had a run-in with the Bushman?
CNBC’s list of the top ten most diverse cities in the United States. Proud to say four out of ten of them are ours :) Number 1 is Los Angeles, Number 5 is San Diego, Number 3 is Oakland, and Number 9 is San Francisco. Love all the culture we have to offer!
Read the rest: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43066296/page/1
A venture capitalist who feels colossal California is too unwieldy to govern is proposing to split it into six separate states, and Secretary of State Debra Bowen has given him the green light to start collecting petition signatures.
Tim Draper filed a ballot initiative in December stating that because of recent social and economic changes California has become “nearly ungovernable.”
He proposed dividing California into six states. San Diego and Orange County would make up “South California.” “West California” would include Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, while Bakersfield, Fresno and Stockton would make up the larger “Central California.” San Francisco and San Jose would be in the new “Silicon Valley.” “North California” would include the Sacramento area, and “Jefferson” would be home to the Redding and Eureka areas.
Read more at http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=22585109&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com
Uhhhhh. No…that’s okay…
California’s calamitous drought drags on
It’s dry in California - historically dry. Water is in short supply, the air is noticeably without moisture, farms are parched and just look at the photo above of the state’s dwindling snow cover. It pretty much speaks for itself.
Meanwhile, various interests are turning to the political realm to try and ensure they get theirs when it comes to H2O.
And the drought has been particularly harsh on agriculture:
Ranchers have begun liquidating herds. Growers are considering tearing out thirsty tree crops such as nut orchards and citrus groves. And tens of thousands of additional acres of prime California soil could go unplanted if farmers don’t get enough water to irrigate them.
Read more on the drought’s effect on California here.
Photos: David McNew / Getty Images, Frederic J. Brown / Associated Press, NOAA, Randall Benton / Los Angeles Times
Try to use less water, always!
California’s water agency has announced it may for the first time be unable to deliver water to local agencies, amid a worsening drought.
Read the rest here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25996522
Hi guys! Found this interesting article on the Business Insider about what Americans thought were the craziest, hottest, smartest, etc. states! I chose a few of my favorites above but there are a lot more, check it out at http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-how-americans-feel-about-the-states-2013-8 . Wasn’t surprised seeing the results, with New York and California being equally praised and shat on at the same time, and with everyone hating on poor Texas haha.
Gotta love the Golden State!
Salmon, unable to swim upstream to spawn, at risk of extinction - species stranded in ocean awaiting water surge for migration.The lack of rain this winter could eventually be disastrous for thirsty California, but the drought may have already ravaged some of the most storied salmon runs on the West Coast.The coho salmon of Central California, which swim up the rivers and creeks during the first winter rains, are stranded in the ocean waiting for the surge of water that signals the beginning of their annual migration, but it may never come. All the creeks between the Golden Gate and Monterey Bay are blocked by sand bars because of the lack of rain, making it impossible for the masses of salmon to reach their native streams and create the next generation of coho.The dire situation prompted the district to release 29 million gallons of valuable drinking water from Kent Lake early this month in an effort to lure the coho into the watershed, which winds 33 miles through the redwood- and oak-studded San Geronimo Valley on the northwest side of Mount Tamalpais. Steelhead trout, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are also waiting offshore at the same streams, but they are more resilient - unlike coho, they can often wait a year to spawn.A collapse of the fall run of chinook, which is the only viable fishery left in Central California, would put hundreds of commercial fishermen and marine-related businesses out of work.
You guys may remember that a few years ago I made a post about the announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter being announced to open in Universal Studios Hollywood (http://fuckyescalifornia.tumblr.com/post/13581510409). Construction began in the summer of 2013 and to make room for the new park, the Gibson Amphitheatre and The Adventures of Curious George are to be demolished. Previously it was stated that the park was to be opened 2015, but later on it was changed to the opening being no earlier than 2016. Can’t wait!!! For more information and photos, check out these links:
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Wildfire rages northeast of Los Angeles
A fast-growing brush fire that ignited this morning has already burned through more than 200 acres near Glendora. Three individuals have been brought into custody under suspicion of being connected to the fires as the blaze continues.
Photos: Ringo H.W. Chiu, Nick Ut / Associated Press
Yup, can see the smoke from my room :\
DC Comics is relocating from New York City to Burbank in Los Angeles, California! Though Marvel headquarters are in NYC, Marvel Studios is located in LA, so soon there shall be the two biggest names in the comic book industry in the City of Angels!
Read more at http://laist.com/2013/10/30/dc_comics_move_to_burbank.php
You really need to check out my Photosets!Californian(s) online