The Self Annihilation of the American Christian Right Movement is Imminent

By Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Washington, DC Correspondent WASHINGTON – According to a recent Washington Post article, over the past 5 years, white evangelicals have become much more likely to say a person who commits an “immoral” act can behave ethically in a public role. In 2011, just 30 percent of these […]

The Trump Republican Brigade on a Furious Race to the Bottom

By Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Washington, DC Correspondent WASHINGTON – Schism, bitterness, demands for violent solution, disenchantment with the way things are, fear of what may be–these are the forces, some would say the demons, which are loose in the U.S. in the 2016 presidential race being led by Republican nominee Donald […]

ICE Removes Romanian Fugitive Wanted For Sex Trafficking Young Women

PHOENIX–A Romanian national wanted in France for sex trafficking young women and forcing them into prostitution was turned over to Romanian authorities Wednesday at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, Romania, by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cosmin Diamant, 28, was transferred by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) to the […]

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

WASHINGTON–A Madison, Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support and resources, namely himself as personnel, to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, federal authorities said Thursday. Authorities say 34-year-old Joshua Van Haften,  admitted that in 2014, he attempted to provide material support to ISIL, knowing […]

CPUC Issues Proposed Decision On California-American’s Rate Design, Conservation Rules For Monterey District

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a Proposed Decision of Administrative Law Judge Gary Weatherford that approves recovery by California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) of $39.8 million in under-collected revenues and costs from 2013 and 2014.  The amount is $0.8 million less than Cal-Am’s request based on an independent audit ordered by the […]

Bill To Keep Drones Out Of Emergency Zones Signed By Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO–Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) Senate Bill 807, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, was signed by Governor Brown. “Wildfires continue to ravage our state and we can’t have drones or anything else getting in the way of the first-class emergency response we get […]

Federal Court Terminates Agreement After Delaware Reforms Service System For People With Mental Illness

WASHINGTON–The Justice Department said Tuesday that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware terminated the remedial settlement agreement governing the state of Delaware’s service system for people with serious and persistent mental illness. The court agreed with the joint motion of the state and the Justice Department that Delaware had fully complied with the terms of […]

Detroit Diesel Corp. To Pay Penalty, Reduce Exposure To Harmful Diesel Exhaust

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a settlement with Detroit Diesel Corporation that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards. Under the settlement, Detroit Diesel will spend […]

Former Oklahoma Jail Administrator Indicted For Violating Civil Rights Of Detainee

WASHINGTON–A one-count indictment was returned Tuesday charging a former administrator of the McClain County Jail in Purcell, Oklahoma, with a civil rights violation arising out of the death of a detainee in June 2013. The indictment alleges that Wayne Barnes, then a lieutenant at the jail, exhibited deliberate indifference toward K.W. by denying him necessary medical […]

SoCalGas Begins $3.4 Million Valve Station Upgrade In Palmdale

LOS ANGELES–Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) crews today will begin a $3.4 million valve replacement and upgrade project at a natural gas valve station in Littlerock, near Palmdale. The enhancements will include the installation of a new mainline valve with automatic shut-off and remote control capability, and upgrades to an existing mainline valve. Valves are […]