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Rock 'n Roll inductees Rush excluding LA from 2nd leg of tour
Rush's management company (SRO Production) said by phone the band had toured Los Angeles in November, 2012, during its first leg in support of their latest release “Clockwork Angels”.
Rush did in fact perform in Anaheim, Universal City, and San Diego last year. However, if you check the World Almanac, you'll find these cities are not Los Angeles.
Although Universal City is in the Greater Los Angeles area, it's venue of the Gibson Amphitheater seats only around 6000. The Honda Center in Anaheim is considerably larger yet it's quite a distance from Los Angeles and both shows were only for one night each.
With a group history that spans more than four decades, Rush has usually performed in either Los Angeles or Hollywood when they are touring in Southern California. (source: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/tourdates.php)
Of course they would as the City of Angels is arguably one of the largest media markets in the world.
Rush will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Nokia Theater in April, and with exceptional reviews of their latest album “Clockwork Angels” and corresponding live shows, it would be a criminal act for avid fans living in the Los Angeles area to be deprived of this likely last chance to see them perform.
I think I speak for myself, and many other fans, when I say how incredibly disappointed I am that I wasn’t able to get tickets to the Oakland show of the Save Rock and Roll Tour. I’m sure y’all have heard (or read) complaints from many people saying, “Presale sold out of GA tickets and the general sale sold out so fast, even though I had been waiting at my computer right at 9:59.” Well, that was me too. I waited both Thursday and Friday hoping to get those beloved tickets after finding out Monday morning before my midterm that the hiatus was finally over. You can imagine how happy I was. And then how upset I was by the time the weekend rolled around. I could go on forever about how much their music has meant to me, and how much shit it has gotten me through, but I won’t because that’s not what this petition is about.
California is the most populous state in the whole country. And there is only one Northern California show throughout this entire tour. That just doesn’t make sense and simply isn’t right. The capacity of the Fox Theater in Oakland is 2,800 people. That’s right. 2,800. (When the population, of just the Bay Area alone, is more than 7 million.) Sure, not all of those people may be die-hard fans, but think of the insane amount of people who can’t be there because they got cheated out of a ticket.
I know people might say “Well, why didn’t you just buy tickets when you could during presale? You don’t need to be in the pit.” You’re absolutely right. I don’t need to be; I have to be. And you’re probably right about buying tickets when I could, too. That was my stupidity and I can’t go back and change that. Unfortunately, I'll probably end up indulging scalpers who are selling them for 5x the price. I’m not asking for your pity. I’m asking for your help. Whether you got tickets or not, I beg of you to sign this petition. I have full faith in the fact that Fall Out Boy and Decaydance / Smash can add another show if they really wanted to. It’s definitely a long shot, and they may not even see this, but it never hurts to try. Right? Because believers never die.
Edit: In all honesty, I didn't know presales were open to the general public and that was my mistake. I missed it by 10 minutes. I'm not so jaded as to think that they'll add another show at the whim of one of their fans, but it honestly doesn't hurt to try to get people to sign it. God knows that show would sell out as well. Like I said, I'm not asking for your pity (nor do I want it to seem like I am whining), but if the demand is there, then why not show it to them?
MESSAGE FROM FALL OUT BOY:
Holy smokes, this has been an amazing week for us. In the past three shows we've done (our first in three years), we've been utterly humbled to see so many familiar faces.
The thing we're not as happy to see is that, along with the most amazing audience in the world, there was also the inevitable return of folks looking to exploit and cheat that audience.
So here's a few bullet points:
1) We don't see (and wouldn't want) any extra money from the unreasonable ticket prices scalpers are asking.
2) Neither do (to the best of our knowledge) the promoters we choose to work with.
3) Most importantly: We don't want our audience to get cheated out of reasonably priced shows.
4) Combating this stuff is tough and we (along with our promoters) employed everything in our arsenal. We set 2 and 4 ticket limits in some places. In others we've required will call.
5) Outside of the official vendors linked on our sites, there are plenty of folks out there selling 100% fake tickets so please please be very careful.
We'd rather play to 10 excited people than 30,000 who are disappointed at having to pay 2 months rent to be there. We're not saying this to fix PR or because we want to protect the "Integrity," of our "Brand name," but because we're fans of music ourselves and we remember getting screwed by scalpers too.
To anybody who managed to get legitimate tickets to our shows, we're so excited to see you. To the rest of you; We plan on being a band for a long time. Hopefully this isn't your only chance to see us and hopefully by the time you do, there's some better way to fight back against scalping.
-fall out boy
Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!
Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?
We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!
Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!
Too many MEXICANS are crossing the border illegal flooding California even Texas with there illegal ways, causing attention to the LEGIT AMERICAN CITIZENS making it harder for us to get any type of assistance, aid, housing ECT.
They dont SPEAK ENGLISH how ever they (MEXICANS) are taking ALL the jobs and we as Americans are forced to speak there LANGUAGE, when our Native Language is ENGLISH how ever to accommodate there NO ENGLISH speaking selves.
This is affecting all the states that sit along the Borders even Southern hemisphere's.
THIS MUST STOP NOW!
The Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (CA Penal Code 12276) and its subsequent amendments improperly label sporting rifles, pistols and shotguns as "assault weapons", and strip California citizens of their 2nd Amendment Rights.
Many California citizens and Active Duty Military Residents are arrested each year for firearms that are fully compliant with the law, due to the fact that local Law Enforcement Officers are unable to correctly identify what firearms are either compliant or non-compliant. This results in un-needed court processes and bitter relations between firearms owners and Law Enforcement.
Downtown Santa Rosa has been using 'Pay and Display' pay stations for collecting parking money, which means visitors need to get a coupon, go back to their car, and place the coupon on the dash. After some years of operation, this system remains inconvenient and extremely unpopular.
'Smart Meters' have more technical versatility and are more convenient, both for visitors and businesses. This is a survey to see what downtown workers and visitors would prefer: the current system, or 'smart meters'. The city's parking district has a reserve fund of more than $10,000,000 that can only be used for parking projects.
The existing pay stations can be re-used in less active areas of the city.
In 2008 President Obama promised to usher in an era of hope and change. California is hurting under a 101% debt-to-GDP ratio, $4 average gas price, high unemployment rate and unresolved housing crisis. Another four years of Obama will seal the disastrous transformation of America.
We need a true leader determined to uphold conservative values, our freedoms and small government. Please sign our petition to tell Sarah Palin that her leadership is badly needed in Washington DC.
Let her know that she has the grassroots support to defeat Barack Obama and his socialist agenda.
We feel that beauty pageants exploit children and are in the interest of the mothers and not the children themselves.
We would like to see age restrictions (16+) placed on pageant contestants to ensure full consent. We oppose promoting physical beauty as a main value, and not allowing children to play with dolls, but instead, turning them into live Barbies.
SUPPORT THIS PETITION TO STOP ANIMAL SHELTERS FROM PUTTING HEALTHY, TREATABLE ANIMALS "TO SLEEP"BECAUSE OF TIME AND SPACE CONSIDERATION. STOP STRAYS AND THE OVERPOPULATION BY ILLEGALIZING PUPPY MILLS AND STORE-BREEDING/ MASS BREEDING.
Only ONE animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a good home that lasts a lifetime. The average time for an animals stay at a shelter is 5-12 days, if not found a home. Between 4-6 million dogs and cats are put to sleep each year in the U.S. due to over population and being homeless. That means between 11,000-16,000 pets are put to sleep every day and an animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds.(Not including the numbers that die of starvation, disease, being hit by a car etc.)
Puppy mills are known for killing dogs when no longer profitable. Is this really what animal shelters have turned to? However, we can control the strays and killings of animals by neutering and spaying our pets. If we can do this death rates will go down and many will have a say on not letting animal shelters "put to sleep"healthy, treatable animals. As a result there would be less strays and more homes available for animals.
In vetoing the Anti-Puppy Mill Bill, Gov. Schwarzenegger said, "I am returning Assembly Bill 241 without my signature. This... measure simply goes too far in an attempt to address the serious problem of puppy mills. An arbitrary cap on the number of animals any entity can possess throughout the state will not end unlawful, inhumane breeding practices. Instead this measure has the potential to criminalize the lawful activities of reputable breeders, pet stores, kennels, and charitable organizations engaged in raising service and assistance dogs. For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill."
The way he thinks it's okay to let this go is terrible because as a whole, pet-stores and everyone who are mass-breeding are attributing to unlawful, inhumane breeding practices. Also, at least one third of animals from mills end up in public shelters, a burden on taxpayers.By limiting the breeding, this bill would have over time reduced animal control costs and the numbers of animals that enter shelters. (This means less deaths and lower taxes if the Anti-Puppy Mill Bill is signed.)
If you support this petition, feel free to help us add another signature to our petition, every signature counts!
Let's work together to help Ban/ illegalize puppy mills and mass breeding !
TELL CALIFORNIA THAT THIS SHOULD BE A FELONY.
In-N-Out Burger would like to open a location in Pleasant Hill on N. Main by the Black Angus. This location is zoned commercial, so the restaurant is an appropriate use for the space.
It will bring in much needed tax revenue for Pleasant Hill and good paying jobs to area residents. Some of the neighbors behind this commercial area, who live in Walnut Creek, are protesting. In-N-Out has been responsive to these concerns. Please show your support for In-N-Out Burger and Pleasant Hill by signing the petition in favor of In-N-Out Burger.
In-N-Out Burger changed the orientation of the building so that the drive through line and menu box and speaker are farther away from the neighbors. They are installing a high sound wall with extra landscaping to further muffle sound. In fact, the studies have shown that the neighbors are likely to have LESS noise after the installation of the wall and landscaping than they do today from the freeway and other businesses in the area. They are installing an air filtration system to cut odors.
There is a traffic analysis currently being conducted, along with a full Environmental Impact Report. When the project was proposed it was ruled that there were no negative impacts per CEQA.
For updates please visit http://www.facebook.com/yesPHino
Horses in California run the James. S Brady Therapeutic Riding Program for children with special needs. To hold the program every week funds are raised at our annual event 'Polo in the Park'.
From 1985 to 2008 the 'Polo in the Park' event was held at the Golden Gate Park polo fields. Unfortunately the event was temporarily moved to Bercut Equitation Field in 2009 due to the dangerous state of disrepair the polo fields were in.
Horses in California were delighted to hear last fall that the polo fields were to be restored to their former glory and the 'Polo in the Park' event would be welcomed back to its historical home.
Unfortunately we have now been informed that the polo fields cannot be used for our event this year due to a number of different reasons, including suggestions horses will damage the field making it unfit for use for soccer teams and interference with the existing soccer league schedule. We have addressed each reason with a solution and an explanation and are still refused permission.
This year, Horses in California is partnering with The Churchill Centre and Museum, London, to present the “Winston S. Churchill and James S. Brady Courage Cup.” Honorary Chairperson Ms. Celia Sandys, grand-daughter of Sir Winston S. Churchill and noted author and historian, will present the trophy to our winning polo team.
In honor of this charitable alliance, and adding to the international scope of the event, Polo in the Park will feature a group of Chinese polo players, Great Wall Polo (HK), who have been enthusiastically pursuing the game of modern polo in China.
Bringing together the elements of polo, philanthropy and the history of old allies from Europe, the U.S. and China will make Polo in the Park a truly memorable international event!
Madame Mayor and members of the Council,
In January 2011 the Richmond City Council approved Resolution 8-11, creating a new Point Molate Community Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee) to advise the City Council on all aspects of future development of the Pt. Molate property. Following a period of supposed community outreach in April 2011, the City Council approved a list of 19 appointees to the Committee on May 3, 2011.
The cost for an average traffic violation has risen to 250$. The frequency of traffic violations has risen by 16% from 2007 to 2009.
Police officers have "un-spoken" monthly quotas for issuing citations. DON'T LET THE CA GOVERNMENT PAD THEIR DEBT WITH YOUR SAVINGS!
The dance classes during the summer session at Mesa, Miramar and City are at risk of being cut. Why we always first to cut the programs that are enriching our lives the most?
Cutting the arts, even for a summer session, is just wrong and extremely upsetting.
Over 19,000 layoff notices were given to teachers throughout the state of California, a state that has seen periods of crisis similar to such before. An Educational cut of this magnitude will effect classrooms throughout the state substantially.
"These current cuts are sure to push us further down the scale. Our future depends on our ability to prepare the next generation for success in the hyper-competitive global economy. The budget crisis and the teacher layoffs we are now witnessing makes that challenge much, much harder. In order to deliver the quality education our students need we must get off this budget roller coaster and find a stable, long-term solution to education funding. Our future depends on it."
Jack O'Connell- State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Currently the age of consent in California is 18 with no gray areas. So if 2 17 year olds have sex they will get arrested.
In my state Texas the age of consent is 17 with a 3 year gray area. Other states the age of consent is 16 with a 3 or 4 year gray area.
California is supposed to be the land of the sexually tolerant, yet even though they're the most liberal state they're the least tolerant of underage sex.
California is also where Hollywood, the movie capital of the world is & where most movies are made. They all portray the age of consent as 18 with no gray areas even though most of their audiences live in states where 17 & 16 year olds can legally consent to sex.
I've seen in different TV shows where a man would hit on a girl only to find out shes 16 which deterred him, but in most other states & countries their relationship would be legal.
It's time to make California the land it was meant to be. sign this to have their age of consent lowered &/or create gray areas in their age of consent laws.
California's "at-will" Employment Law that Several States have adopted, allows Employers to Terminate an Employee with or without notice AND with or without any cause or reason.
We, California Citizens believe this Law proves that TITLE II of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (These Rights are Being Violated) AND that under The 14th Amendment of The United States Constitution for Equal Protection of The Law.
Furthermore, This Provision of Employment Law, upon Termination of an Employee does not authorize the terminated employee to invoke the right to appeal to Employer Superiors in writing.
ACTION FOR JUSTICE ( AXJ ® ) is the fastest growing civil and political rights organization around the world and our agenda is very simple: Protect Children.
We request that the Los Angeles City Council increase the current pet limits per household from 3 cats and 3 dogs to 5 cats and 5 dogs. We believe this will help decrease the number of animals that are euthanized in Los Angeles, which in 2009 included 19,547 cats and dogs.
Raising pet limits will help us save more lives by connecting homeless shelter animals to households who want them. Increasing pet limits will also generate badly needed revenue for Los Angeles Animal Services through registration fees.
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl introduced a motion to the City Council June 5 to increase pet limits, and Councilmember Paul Koretz seconded the motion. Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette also strongly supports increasing pet limits from 3 dogs and cats to 5 dogs and cats. As of early December 2010, the motion remains in committee.
Many areas around the country do not have such strict restrictions on household pet ownership. For example, our neighbors in the city of Santa Monica have no limits on either cats or dogs. Riverside County allows nine cats before a kennel permit is required. San Diego County and Santa Barbara County have no cat limits.
For the last 10 years, the City of San Diego has not had a cat limit. The limit on dogs is 6. The Live Save rate for San Diego County Animal Services that covers both the City and the County is 82% for dogs and 54% for cats (Fiscal Year 2008-09 with intake of 48,878). During this same Fiscal Year 2008-09, the Live Save rate for Los Angeles is 73% for dogs and just under 39% for cats.
Councilmen Rosendahl wrote that “The current downturn in the economy has resulted in a higher rate of animal abandonment and has contributed to a 20% increase in the rate of impounds. To exacerbate the problem, over the past several years budget reductions in the Department of Animal Services have reduced the level of service provided to animals in the City’s shelters.”
PLEASE help get the word out! Do it for the animals who are counting on us. We must show the Council members that saying “Yes” to the increased pet limits is the right thing to do and is what the community wants.
Adding a sprinkler system to new residential construction is one of 2400 code changes proposed to be made to the International Building Code (I.R.C.) to go into effect January 1, 2011. This code changes seems particularly unreasonable at a time when the California housing industry is at such a low.
California has mandated all 58 counties adopt the new I.R.C. prior to January 1, 2011. Other states legislators from Georgia to Texas have passed bills overriding this sprinkler system requirement. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has calculated the survival rate in homes with working smoke detectors (alarms) is 99.41 percent and with a sprinkler system added the survival rate rises to 99.6 percent. Popular Mechanics article.
It is estimated by the California Building Industry Association that the cost of a sprinkler system will add approximately $8,000 - $12,000 to the price of a new home which is served by a municipal domestic water system. If existing plan requirements are not adequate a larger meter could cost an additional $15,000. The cost for an approved sprinkler system on a new rural residence using a domestic water well could cost between $10,000 and $20,000 because of water storage and pump requirements.
The high cost to install the sprinkler systems really does not result in a significant increase in survival rates. This over zealous mandate will exaggerate an already depressed housing market and will undoubtedly hinder a much needed California state economic recovery.
If the insurance industry, in combination with the NFPA, want to save more homes from fires there needs to be “mandated” local fire agency inspections of working, properly installed smoke alarms and “mandated” inspections to enforce 100 foot fuel reduction (brush clearing) around existing and new residences. These measures would be cost effective, embraced by the building industry, and in line with everyone’s desire to see a possible revival in the very depressed new housing market in California.
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Officer Alfred Turner succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he made a traffic stop on I-5 near Los Banos.
Unbeknownst to Officer Turner the vehicle had just been reported stolen. As he approached the vehicle the suspect exited and began walking towards him. The man suddenly pulled out a .357 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Turner three times. Although critically wounded Officer Turner was able to return fire and strike the suspect five times.
The suspect recovered from his wounds and was charged with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Turner had been with the agency for seven years.
Policeman Ian Campbell was shot execution style and killed after he and his partner were abducted by two suspects during a traffic stop. The officers were on patrol when they began to question the men. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and was able to disarm the officers. The two men drove the officers to a field where they shot Policeman Campbell. The second officer was able to flee the scene and was not injured.
The shooter suspect was sentenced to death but later had the sentenced commuted to life. The accomplice was also sentenced to life in prison.
In December 2006 the accomplice violated his parole and remained at large for several months. He was located on February 25, 2007, and taken into custody. He died of natural causes while in prison on April 6, 2007. The other suspect remains in custody and was denied parole for the 11th time in January 2010.
Policeman Campbell was survived by his mother and two daughters. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Sergeant Sowma was shot and killed after he and other officers responded to a silent burglar alarm. While he was searching the premises he was shot by a suspect who was later apprehended.
Sergeant Sowma was survived by his wife and four children.
At least one booze industry lobby group has contributed to efforts to keep marijuana illegal in California: Rhonda Stevenson, of the California Beer and Beverage Distributors (cbbd.com), defended this group's $10.000. donation to support opponents of efforts to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in California via Prop. 19 on the state's Nov. 2010 ballot. ( Booze distributors donate to opponents of Prop. 19 ) Stevenson denied fear of competition as reason for the donation. Instead, she claimed concern of highway safety issues for her drivers and the public if marijuana is legalized.
Ms. Stevenson mentioned nothing in her statement of alcohol related injuries and fatalities on California highways. ( Drunk Driving Statistics. )
California could earn a lot more money from license plates, to help fund state government, by promoting personalized ("vanity") license plates, by redesigning and copyrighting the standard plate and licensing the use of its image, and by allowing advertising on license plates.
Demand Hey Monday to Lake Forest, California!
Hey Monday is an American five-piece power pop/pop punk band from West Palm Beach, Florida, formed in 2008. Their debut album Hold on Tight was released on Oct. 7, 2008.
When entire bee populations disappear or die out or are exterminated in large numbers, the ramifications are serious. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-third of the human diet is derived directly or indirectly from honeybee pollinated crops. Unless measures are taken to protect honeybees, many fruits and vegetables may disappear from the food chain.
Here in California honeybees are responsible for nearly half of our state’s $18 billion agricultural industry, pollinating 47 different nut, fruit, vegetable and forage seed crops. The American Beekeeping Federation estimates that about 50 percent of the honeybee colonies in California have been killed or severely weakened. Just to pollinate the current California almond crop (which accounts for 80% of almonds worldwide) requires HALF the United State’s bee population be trucked in. The number of managed hives in California has dropped to around 400,000 hives, so many farmers are resorting to importing bees from Australia at tremendous cost.
With the crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder, it’s never been so important for all communities—urban and rural—to promote beekeeping, and preserve those survivor stocks of our own honey bees. Legal in cities throughout the country—including Yorba Linda, Laguna Woods,CA. San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Cleveland, Detroit, and Tulsa, beekeeping promotes the natural pollination of plant installations by both citizens and governments. Cities have recognized that honey bees are not only essential to a thriving natural environment that includes farmland, orchards, urban vegetable gardens and city parks, but a key part in providing food security to all citizens. The swarming of a honeybee colony is a natural process of reproduction.† Feral, or unintended, swarming is common worldwide.† Normally, a swarm collector is called (from a local list or 911 operator) and the bees are safely removed from unsuitable locations and into the care of nearby beekeeper.† Even government sites such as Laguna Woods, CA. City hall's roof and Chicago’s City Hall and the White House’s South Lawn have honeybee hives!
The purpose of O.C. Honeybee Rescue ;
The County & City’s current policy of exterminating feral bees on city property goes directly against Orange County's & Anaheim's push toward sustainability and greater environmental responsibility.
In response to the current honeybee crisis, a honeybee rescue in the city would kill two birds with one stone by providing humane removal of feral “nuisance” swarms / Hives for urban dwellers, while supplying healthy survivor-stock colonies to surrounding farmers in desperate need of more pollinators.
The City of Richmond, California uses Roundup to kill weeds in the sand in playgrounds, recreation fields and other public use areas. This is a deeply troubling issue affecting the health of our community's children.
We should feel safe to encourage our kids to play in our parks and know that they're not being exposed to toxic chemicals.
Other nearby cities do not spray chemicals in parks to kill weeds or other pests. Cities like Berkeley, Albany and Oakland passed ordinances more than a decade ago that virtually prohibit the use of Roundup on public land. Richmond's parks should be held to the same standards.
Anytime our city sprays, it should be required to notify the public. Whereas the State of California requires public and parental notice of any spraying around schools or child care centers, there is no similar requirement in Richmond for our parks. Your children could visit the park an hour after being sprayed and you would have no idea that they were being exposed to toxic chemicals. The above mentioned cities have adopted language to notify the public when they spray, in some cases even if it's an organic spray. Richmond should, too.
Sign this petition to urge the City of Richmond to act immediately to end the spraying in our parks.
The humble US Citizens residing in The Great State Of California.
Have been witness to an enormous influx of "Non-Citizens" into Our United States Of America and directly into Our Own State Of California.
We wish to end this flow of Illegal Immigrants.
An article in the Sacramento Bee on September 10, 2007 by Washington correspondent David Whitney summed up automatic citizenship: "Although Congress has never passed a law saying so, no president has ever ordered it, and no court has ever ruled on the issue, each of these babies automatically becomes a U.S. citizen when it takes its first breath." This is a taxpayer injustice.
Our citizens' movement will launch the national debate we need to bring an END to illegal "birth tourism" and AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP in the United States of America. The movement will uphold the recorded words and real intent of God, Jesus Christ, and the authors of our Constitution. To the authors and the states which passed the 14th Amendment "subject to the jurisdiction" is to mean that citizens are born to parents who are "NOT subjects of a foreign power."
The goal to stop illegal automatic citizenship is critical toward reducing the crime problem. A major reason deported criminal illegal aliens return immediately to the United States after deportation is because they have left behind children born here. Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security, reported there are two million criminal illegal aliens.
Illegal alien births: Approximately half of all births in Los Angeles County, 65% at Los Angeles County General Hospital, and 70% of all births at San Joaquin General Hospital. Now 10% of all births in the U.S. are to illegal aliens, about 385,000 annually. In California, 25% of all births are to illegal aliens, or about 300 births per day, one anchor baby born every five minutes in California.
84 hospitals, 65 emergency rooms and more than 70 acute care hospitals have closed in CA. in the last 10 years. $8.6 billion unreimbursed emergency care costs in 2007.
Most Californians do not know this, and the Democrat controlled Legislature is not going to tell them: Illegal aliens are paid 18 years of welfare checks for the anchor child in a child-only Cal-WORKS case, while federal regulation allows a five year maximum for citizens. (The initiative will prohibit the issuance of this welfare program to illegal aliens.)
From a NY Times Editorial referencing information from the Center for Disease Control: Hispanic girls have the highest teen birth rate, twice the national average, one-quarter of the girls are mothers by age 20, 50% of those births are illegitimate, for El Salvadorans 73 illegitimacy, Jamaican 86%. The Latin teenage birthrate is the fastest growing segment of the United States population, three times more than white, 1.5 more than black. Unmarried Hispanic birthrate increasing faster than any other. Unmarried teenage births: Mexican, 93 births per 1,000, white 27 per 1K, Asian, 17, black, 65, Italy 6.9, Japan 3.9.
Statistics show that teenage pregnancy produces high school dropouts, increases the chances of the offspring dropping out, earning less, using welfare, belonging to a gang, and these children are eight times more likely to be incarcerated. This Third World birth rate puts us on the fast track to unstoppable family breakdown and an exploding, expanding permanent underclass in the United States.