Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

A break in California storms but work continues

Why have California's pension funds fallen so far short of their projected returns? Part of it is that they base investment decisions on their political beliefs.

The day he was sworn in to the California Assembly, freshman Bay Area Democrat Ash Kalra filed his first piece of legislation: Assembly Bill 20, which would force the state’s two largest public employee retirement funds, CalSTRS and CalPERS, to divest from companies involved in building the disputed Dakota Access pipeline.

The bill, if it were to become law (and it shouldn’t), wouldn’t stop the project from being completed. The Army Corps of Engineers has already given final approval to the remaining section of the pipeline. It would, however, blow a multibillion-dollar hole in the pension funds — and the public pocketbook, because state and local taxpayers would be left to fill that hole....

Students, staff celebrate after school drops Michelle O lunch rules

...District officials removed the high school from the National School Lunch Program after years of struggling to comply with federal regulations that drove down student lunch participation and cafeteria revenues, the Tribune-Review reports.

The freedom from the strict restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, salt and other elements, came at the expense of federal funding to help cover free- and reduced-priced lunches for some students, but district business manager Brett Lago said the decision is already paying off in year one.

“We’ve lost, to date, about $40,000 worth of reimbursement, but our sales are up about $50,000 over last year,” he said. “Participation has gone from about 25 percent to 45 percent, and we’re still providing free lunches to all those students who would have been eligible under the school lunch program.”

Ditching the federal regulations allowed school food workers to redesign the cafeteria from a funnel system with few choices to a food court model with a deli and panini station, grill, main course counter and other stations, according to the news site.

“You get to choose what you want instead of being sort of funneled in and only having one choice,” junior Chase Zavarella said. “I think everyone is happier with the new selection.”...

Lago said the new system gives high school students more control over what they eat, whereas the federal program mandated the same sized portions for a wide range of student body types and dietary needs.

WikiLeaks Drops Bombshell Report Exposing CIA Involvement In 2012 French Election…

IT SHOULD BE THAT EASY! Sheriff Clarke To GOP: Give Trump Obamacare Repeal That Obama Vetoed!

Monday, February 20, 2017

There are currently 8 news vans covering a 20 person protest in Columbus Circle outside Trump's hotel

Trump Was Right About Sweden After All

President #Trump names Lt. Gen. McMaster national security adviser.

The latest poll shows the #MajorityIsWorking, seeing the highest approval rating since 2009.

CPAC Cuts Milo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

California's ailing infrastructure on display after rain causes roads to crumble...

Opinion: Trump has an obligation to challenge the press

Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your life

A clear demonstration of how little is left of one of our most important rights, the freedom of association...