California news, articles and information:
|11/13/2014 - At the end of September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a ban on commercial production of genetically modified (GM) salmon anywhere in the state, in a move hailed by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) as an important step in the right direction -- but one that leaves a dangerous loophole.
|10/30/2014 - When it comes to setting rules, small cadres of connected politicos usually make them. When it comes to setting examples, they don't need to bother. But those being ruled have to bite the bullet, obey, or pay consequences set out to enforce those rules. Nothing new here. But during an actual emergency...|
|10/20/2014 - Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million residents will eventually be up a creek without a paddle -- or without a creek, for that matter. The latest media reports indicate that some 14 communities throughout the state are now on the verge of running completely...|
|10/20/2014 - The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.
The lack of rainfall has resulted in immense suffering throughout the state, leaving low reservoirs, fallowed farmland, rising unemployment...|
|10/19/2014 - Pesticide manufacturers reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the sale of chlorpyrifos, a powerful toxicant used as an insecticide in homes, lawns and gardens more than 14 years ago, due to associated health risks, according to a written report by Beyond Pesticides...|
|9/29/2014 10:53:22 AM - Chronic drought conditions throughout the West continue to wreak havoc on the general public, as well as farming operations, but in California, things are about to get much worse.
Some regions of the state are now within two months of completely running out of water, according to CBS San Francisco,...|
|9/29/2014 - Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing -- daily "allocation" numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you're allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation.
|9/25/2014 - Almond farmers in California's Central Valley, where about 80 percent of the world's supply of almonds is grown, are desperate for water. As most of the state hobbles through one of its worst droughts in history, growers are reportedly siphoning off water wherever they can get it, robbing taxpayers...|
|9/23/2014 - Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This is quickly becoming the new state motto in California, where epic drought conditions are affecting even the highest echelons of society, including ultra-rich areas near Santa Barbara where celebrities, CEOs, and other "one-percenters" are now having...|
|9/13/2014 - In recent days, residents of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities got to experience a rare treat -- rainfall -- but of course, it was far too little to do much to alleviate the state's ongoing brutal drought.
That said, there is some concern that water may become so scarce -- and so valuable...|
|9/4/2014 - Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times. (1) "Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville [that] many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water."
Tulare County has confirmed their...|
|9/3/2014 - The California state legislature enacted a ban on single-use, plastic bags. Many cities, (several in California, Washington, and Texas) have made it illegal for grocery stores and restaurants to use plastic bags at checkout, but if the bill is signed into law, California would be the first to enact...|
|9/1/2014 - Water is increasingly hard to come by in drought-stricken California, where many farmers are struggling to get enough water just to pay the bills. But the situation in the Golden State is far worse than many people realize, according to new reports, as underground aquifers that take decades to recharge...|
|8/31/2014 - There is a major water crisis currently sweeping California, and experts say outdated water allocation data is making the problem even worse. In many areas of the state, say experts, water control measures, many of which were established back in the 1920s and 1930s, have over-promised water that doesn't...|
|8/29/2014 - When a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Napa Valley, California, on Sunday, August 24, residents from the area noticed strange flashes of light appearing in the sky. The local KPIX 5 newsroom was flooded with calls about a strange phenomenon of lights taking place in the sky. Some people thought the...|
|8/27/2014 - A recent statewide audit by California regulators found that more than $93 million in Medi-Cal payments made to substance abuse clinics around the state were potentially fraudulent.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the audit, which was released August 19, examined billing data from July 2008 to...|
|8/25/2014 - The CDC whistleblower story is exploding, and despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to maintain a total media blackout on the story, the truth is spreading like wildfire across the internet and social media.
The essence of the story is that CDC scientist William Thompson has admitted to...|
|8/18/2014 - With about 60 percent of the state now limping through the worst categorical level of drought on record, California faces an unprecedented water crisis that, besides triggering shortages, stands to greatly influence the availability of fresh produce nationwide. And as far as its own residents and the...|
|8/16/2014 - New research out of Stanford University creates possibilities for the future of California to be powered by renewable energy. This would create a healthier environment, generate more jobs and stabilize energy prices.
Imagine Los Angeles free of smog, electric cars flooding the silent freeways, solar...|
|8/14/2014 - The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water -- and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are all located in California. Some of the worst drought conditions on record have left much of the Golden State grasping for moisture wherever it can be found. But...|
|8/14/2014 - Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes, and for sure, California is undergoing some pretty desperate times as a historic drought both spreads and worsens across the state, causing some to consider moving perhaps millions of Californians out of the hardest hit areas.
|8/12/2014 - A water main pipe that burst recently in Los Angeles, California, occurred on Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) campus. This 30-inch diameter pipe was almost 93 years old and had been connected to a pipe installed in the 1950s. That's where the rupture took place.
|8/10/2014 - The drought-stricken state of California is sinking into itself at an alarming rate, suggests a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The continued over-pumping of groundwater in many parts of the state -- the direct result of a historic three-year dry spell -- is creating empty pockets of...|
|8/3/2014 - It is not as if there aren't any economic factors influencing the price of groceries these days. Transportation alone, thanks to skyrocketing fuel prices, has lifted the cost of everything we buy at the grocery store. Now, one of the worst droughts in U.S. history is making the one thing absolutely...|
|8/2/2014 - A shocking 58 percent of the state of California is now in a state of "exceptional drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. (1)
"The drought's incredible three-year duration has nearly depleted both the state's topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture reserves, according to Brad Rippey of the...|
|7/24/2014 - Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly beefing up its law enforcement to crack down on so-called water "abusers" who use too much. In Los Angeles, a full-time "water cop," with three more on the way, now patrols the streets daily...|
|7/22/2014 - Wide swaths of the United States remain mired in one of the worst droughts in recent times, prompting some to describe conditions as near "apocalyptic."
California, which is essentially the nation's fruit basket, has been particularly hard hit. As noted by The Economic Collapse Blog, some scientists...|
|7/21/2014 - Not only are Californians suffering from an intense drought, but they're being shamed by their neighbors and fined by the city, that is if they're caught violating tough water restrictions mandated by the state.
According to a report by International Business Times, a crippling drought affecting...|
|7/4/2014 - As the water shortage crisis in California rises to a boil, desperate farmers are coming forward to bid on the remaining steam. The Central Valley in California is indeed drying up, but private landowners who still have leftover water reserves on their property are now looking to cash in.
|6/22/2014 - The quest to unearth new sources of oil and natural gas in Southern California's dense urban core has resulted in the spreading of more than 40 different toxic chemicals near hospitals, residential areas and schools.
Data collected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District has revealed that...|
|6/15/2014 - The "fun in the sun" lifestyle that Southern California is known for apparently no longer applies to the region's seabirds, many of which are disappearing at an alarming rate. New reports indicate that the vast majority of California pelicans have simply stopped reproducing, with less than 1 percent...|
|6/11/2014 - For Los Angeles, California, May 2014 was a month of heightened seismic activity, boasting five earthquakes that measured greater than 4.0 on the Richter scale. The sudden increase in seismic activity on the West Coast hasn't been witnessed since 1994 -- the year that 53 quakes rumbled through the area...|
|5/31/2014 - For many years, scientists and geologists have wondered about which forces are responsible for continually elevating California's mighty Sierra Nevada and central coastal ranges, which have caused an increase in the number of earthquakes in the central part of the state.
Recently, the Los Angeles...|
|5/8/2014 - The adverse health effects associated with human exposure to pesticides have been well known for decades. Author Rachel Carson helped create public awareness in the early 1960s through her book entitled Silent Spring. In it, she documented the detrimental effects pesticides have on both the environment...|
|4/25/2014 - The embattled American consumer can't seem to catch a break. Gas prices remain high, electric rates are rising, clothing is becoming more expensive, school debt is piling up, taxes are climbing, healthcare costs have not come down and food prices -- wow. Everything that costs money is rising, while...|
|4/21/2014 - The fruit basket of America, California's Central Valley, is in major trouble. Persistent drought conditions combined with decades of overfarming and chemical spraying has killed much of the growing acreage there. And experts are now warning that the entire agricultural region will likely collapse if...|
|4/16/2014 3:50:49 PM - Not all music stars, actors and actresses are pinheads. Some are very good, generous to a fault and very conscientious people. But singer Lady Gaga isn't one of them.
According to a report by Radar Online, an entertainment news site, the singer has come under fire for wasting a massive amount of...|
|4/13/2014 - Public health officials in California are having a meltdown following confirmation that 32 children thus far have contracted measles in the Golden State this year, up from three confirmed cases this same time last year. And news reports obviously crafted to generate fear and push more people to get...|
|3/31/2014 - Organic farms in 53 out of 58 counties in California are set to produce "faked," cheapened organic meat and dairy products in the first quarter of 2014.
In the face of a historic drought, California's organic standards have been cut in half. Instead of requiring livestock to graze on nutrient-rich...|
|3/25/2014 - California is ripe for its share of disbelief and criticism over some offbeat policies and social mandates, but one thing that residents of the state are consistent about is their attempt to identify and rid themselves of harmful substances.
Regular readers of Natural News may recall that we supported...|
|3/5/2014 - The worst drought in at least a century threatens to reduce California's agricultural industry to ruin, possibly creating a new Dust Bowl.
According to the White House's top science and technology adviser, the western United States is suffering from the worst dry spell in 500 years. The drought's...|
|3/5/2014 - A company in Delaware has recalled more than a dozen varieties of cheese after some of them were linked to a death in California, as well as sickness in newborn children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 16 cheeses, which were made by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., have been tied...|
|3/4/2014 - "Scientists studying childhood leukemia cases in Arizona and Nevada say their research shows a possible link between tungsten and the disease," reported Fox News in 2009. The article is about the discovery of "childhood leukemia clusters" in Sierra Vista, Arizona and Fallon, Nevada.
|3/3/2014 - Concerned about the effects of radiation still being released from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, towns and cities all across California have begun enacting monitoring programs to deal with what many agree is an "international crisis of epic proportions" with no end...|
|2/26/2014 - Under the current agricultural paradigm in America, food grown from lab-engineered seeds is accepted, labeled and sold like its real, whole food. There is no mention on the label of its synthetic origins or the potentially dangerous doses of herbicides used.
GMOs go unlabeled and are accepted as...|
|2/26/2014 - Under the current agricultural paradigm in America, food grown from lab-engineered seeds is accepted, labeled and sold like its real, whole food. There is no mention on the label of its synthetic origins or the potentially dangerous doses of herbicides used.
GMOs go unlabeled and are accepted as...|
|2/25/2014 - Many independent and small-practice doctors throughout California are in for a rude awakening as they learn that Obamacare will require them to provide medical services without full financial reimbursement from the government. CBS San Francisco reports that the "Covered California" Obamacare exchange...|
|2/24/2014 - As a whole, the American healthcare system has been spiraling out of control for years now and is currently responsible for 780,000 or more deaths annually. According to statistics obtained from Gary Null in the book Death by Medicine, these healthcare deaths include approximately 106,000 due to adverse...|
|2/21/2014 - California State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and others are proposing legislation that would require warning labels on sodas and juices with added sugars. The California State warning would include this phrase: "Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay."
|2/14/2014 - Immediately after Natural News shocked the natural products industry by revealing significant levels of heavy metals in rice protein products, several of the smaller manufacturers got together to try to figure out how to counter scientific facts with public relations spin.
Three nights ago, a secret...|
|2/3/2014 - There is one thing to be said about having a desire to help those in need, but when that kind of compassion turns into a cult-like political ideology, it can turn into something ugly and harmful.
A new measure being considered by the uber-progressive Democratic majority in the California Assembly...|
|1/22/2014 - Two prominent academic and research institutions in California are joining forces to conduct an in-depth study into how radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility is affecting California's pristine kelp forests. According to a recent announcement by the Lawrence Berkeley National...|
|1/17/2014 - Even though California's Proposition 37 failed to pass at the polls, the push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is still alive and well in California's wine country. As reported by the Napa Valley Register (NVR), the Napa County Local Food Advisory Council is set to issue...|
|1/17/2014 - Well, "it's about time a state agency did something worthwhile" might be an appropriate expression for the California Department of Public Health's database website disclosing harmful chemicals in cosmetic products. Mainstream media outlets, such as the Bay Area's SF Gate and other online sites, have...|
|1/7/2014 - Radiation from Fukushima has reached the shores of California. This has been confirmed by county officials in Half Moon Bay, California, who conducted radiation tests and found a 500% increase in radiation on the beaches there.
Alarm has been raised over the past few days thanks to amateur videos...|
|1/2/2014 - The Pacific Ocean appears to be dying, according to a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in California recently discovered that the number of dead sea creatures blanketing the...|
|12/18/2013 - Thanks to Obamacare, now - finally - "every American will have access to quality medical care," which, of course, is their "right."
Only - that's wrong. On both counts.
First, there is no inherent "right to health care," either in the Constitution or state laws, just as there is no inherent "right"...|
|12/17/2013 - California's AB 2109 was passed into law in 2012 and takes effect January 1, 2014. The new CA law (http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov) will require parents exercising an exemption to immunizations to provide a letter or affidavit to document which required immunizations have been given and which have...|
|11/5/2013 - "If you like your plan, you can keep it." These famous words, which were literally stated by Usurper Obama dozens of times during his Affordable Care Act hawking days, have proven to be a blatantly bald-faced lie. As reported by SFGate, some 900,000 Californians are expected to lose their existing healthcare...|
|10/30/2013 - The graphic video imagery of a University of California - Davis campus cop casually pepper spraying students in a sit-in demonstration outdoors has resurfaced again. It was featured on an a recent NBC News program, which announced that the spraying officer, Lt. John Pike, was just awarded $38,055 in...|
|10/15/2013 - In-the-womb infanticide just got a whole lot easier in California, where Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill No. 154, an amendment to the state's Health and Safety Code that allows unlicensed clinicians to perform abortions. According to KCRA 3 News in Sacramento, AB 154 will...|
|10/11/2013 - More than 80,000 chemicals in the United States have never even been tested for their toxic effects on human health and the environment. Federal regulations, designed to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals, have done the opposite. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act,...|
|10/9/2013 - One of the nation's largest drug store chains has been ordered by a California judge to fork over more than $12.3 million to settle a civil lawsuit accusing the company of illegally dumping hazardous waste in California landfills. As reported by the Los Angeles Times (LAT) and others, Pennsylvania-based...|
|9/28/2013 - If you have ever wondered why politicians will keep those welfare checks and benefits rolling for as long as they can, while sometimes letting other truly vital services go unfunded, this story will explain it to you.
NBC affiliate KCRA in California reported that a number of people who regularly...|
|9/14/2013 - Brushing aside concerns about soil toxicity, potential dangers to first responders and the potential for criminal abuse, among other things, the city council of a southern California community has decided to "allow" citizens the right to take care of themselves during a natural or man-made disaster.
|8/22/2013 - Californians may soon have the freedom to grow, buy, sell, transport, and, of course, use all varieties of marijuana and cannabis hemp products in their state, thanks to the committed efforts of a vast network of grassroots activists that are right now seeking to re-legalize the natural plant species...|
|8/9/2013 - There will be some who think it's a great idea and an improvement to public safety (the old "it's for your own good" argument), but it is something that has sinister implications: Sending out "alerts" over your cell phone, which is a technique critics say is a huge privacy issue, could also be used...|
|8/6/2013 - All the facts may not yet be in, but on the surface, it seems terribly unjust and an inappropriate use of force by a police veteran.
CBS Los Angeles reported Aug. 1 that an eyewitness recorded cellphone footage of a Santa Ana, Calif., police officer shooting and killing an 22-year-old unarmed homeless...|
|7/11/2013 - A new report issued by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), a non-profit journalism group fighting injustice around the world, has uncovered some dark secrets lurking in the California prison system. According to information gathered from both state documents and personal interviews, CIR found...|
|7/1/2013 - Progressives claim to be the most sensitive to women's issues, yet they are the first ones to back policies that either harm or otherwise suppress women. Case in point: Obamacare.
Back in the day when the president and his congressional allies were selling this turkey to the American people, one...|
|6/27/2013 - Six months ago, California "raw milk man" James Stewart was sitting in a jail cell in Los Angeles county, shivering from hypothermia, his body wrapped in chains from hands to ankles. He had been raided at gunpoint by the LA County Sheriff's office under orders from the FDA, then labeled a "terrorist"...|
|6/17/2013 - "You can keep your current health insurance." "You can keep your doctor." "I will not sign a [health care reform] bill that adds one dime to the deficit." And this whopper: "Insurance rates will go down under health care reform."
All of these statements were made over and over again by President...|
|6/17/2013 - Late last week, a story broke that revealed glyphosate -- the chemical name of Roundup herbicide -- multiplies the proliferation of breast cancer cells by 500% to 1300%... even at exposures of just a few parts per trillion (ppt).
The study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, is entitled,...|
|6/4/2013 - The fourth amendment of the US Constitution is under continuous assault today from the very government that was assigned to defend it. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, is being violated constantly now, without...|
|5/14/2013 - When the monstrous "Affordable" "Care" Act was released onto the unknowing public back in 2010, no one really knew how controlling, secretive, and wasteful it really would be. The current bill, which totals over 20,000 pages, continues to grow each year, as regulators sort out the mess and work in hundred...|
|4/18/2013 - One of the reasons why our founding fathers were skeptical of big centralized government is because they believed that Americans, in essence, should be able to vote with their feet. That is, if they didn't much care for the abundance of laws and regulations in one state, they could pack up their belongings...|
|4/15/2013 - An unusual surge of stranded dying and dead sea lions (seals) have littered Southern California beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego since earlier this year. Most of the area newspapers and media outlets have been alarmingly reporting this unusual phenomenon.
It's unusual because this is the season...|
|2/20/2013 - Antibiotic-resistant superbugs kill 48,000 Americans each year -- roughly the same number of American soldiers who died in the entire Vietnam War. This data was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the data is from 2006. It's certainly much worse today, and the health care costs related...|
|2/11/2013 - Have you ever heard of a product called Polar Pure Water Disinfectant? If the state of California and the Drug Enforcement Administration have their way, you may never hear of it again.
First, a little history.
According to the company's website, the product was developed in the late 1970s by...|
|2/2/2013 - If you live in California and own pets or livestock, you could soon be criminalized as an animal abuser for things like letting your livestock roam on pasture or transferring ownership of rare-breed animals in a parking lot. Two new laws recently passed under the auspices of animal protection actually...|
|1/24/2013 - I've recently been writing about the corrosive effect of television on the national psyche, and how media depictions of tragedies, like the Sandy Hook murders, are geared to create artificial story lines divorced from reality.
I thought it would be a good idea to go back to a 2003 article I wrote...|
|1/9/2013 - On November 6, in the wake of one of the most expensive and scurrilous smear campaigns in history, six million voters scared the hell out of Monsanto and Big Food Inc. by coming within a razor's edge of passing the first statewide mandatory labeling law for genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
|1/8/2013 - It is a burgeoning trend all across the country, especially as increasing amounts of people couple their personal fitness goals with local community-building efforts. But fitness groups that meet and train with paid instructors at public parks throughout the city of Santa Monica in California could...|
|12/30/2012 - It isn't a firearms statistic that liberal progressives and gun banners like California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will want to hear but it's true nonetheless: According to the most recent statistics, the more guns that have been sold in the Golden State, the fewer gun deaths and injuries there have been.
|12/18/2012 - As California continues to drown in red ink, it's worth noting how the state got into such fiscal dire straits in the first place, as a lesson about how not to run a government.
In a move that smacked of blatant political favoritism, one-term Gov. Gray Davis, who nine years ago became the first U.S....|
|12/8/2012 - Is California really as bankrupt as its governor claims? Not if you believe in mathematics and accounting. As this story shows, California has hidden away $577 billion in assets, all revealed in CAFR documents (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) that are becoming increasingly well-known.
|12/4/2012 - In a sign of things to come in this day and age of forced fiscal austerity, officials of a bankrupt city in California are warning residents they will need to accept more responsibility for their own safety because services are going to be cut - including the police force.
The city of San Bernardino...|
|11/15/2012 - The verdict is in. You would be a fool to accept the vote-count in the California Prop 37 election. I'll show you why.
Apparently, the CA secretary of state's office has been getting hit by a lot of calls. People are asking them about the ongoing Prop 37 vote-count. As of last night, there were still...|
|11/10/2012 - "So look, there are fifteen million votes out there we haven't counted yet. What do you want to do?"
"How long have the polls been closed?"
"Let's see. Two hours."
"The hell with it. Let's call it a defeat for Prop 37."
This isn't over.
We're not just looking at how many votes...|
|11/7/2012 - Proposition 37 appears to have failed at the ballot box in California, according to the California Secretary of State ballot measures results. The GMO labeling ballot measure, which would have required food companies to label the GM content of foods, was defeated with the use of over $45 million in...|
|10/7/2012 - If you're in California, you're paying sky-high prices for gasoline this week. At some stations, prices are over $5 a gallon. But you might not be aware of why you're paying this price. The answer may be more than a little disturbing: California's energy infrastructure is so fragile that a power outage...|
|10/5/2012 - It has been more than two months now since we reported that the new legal team representing California raw "milkman" James Stewart initiated its filing of a motion to dismiss all the charges levied against Stewart by the Ventura County District Attorney's office (http://www.naturalnews.com) -- but to...|
|9/25/2012 - Many of America's institutions of higher learning routinely pimp themselves out to corporate interests that are more concerned with pushing their own private agendas than they are with sound scientific inquiry. What is often perceived by the masses as unbiased science, in other words, is actually a...|
|9/24/2012 - We are entering the home stretch of the most important food policy fight in your lifetime. Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is a November 6 grassroots-powered, citizens' ballot initiative that has huge implications for the future of food in this country.
|9/21/2012 - The latest campaign finance disclosure records released by California's Secretary of State reveal that the most evil corporation in the world, Monsanto, has forked over another $2.89 million to kill Proposition 37, the historic bill that, if passed, will require genetically-modified (GM) foods and food...|
|9/5/2012 - As Californians gear up to head to the polls on November 6 in support of Proposition 37 and food labeling transparency, the biotechnology industry and its corporate allies are desperately trying, in any way possible, to convince the public with their crafty No on 37 campaign that family farmers, taxpayers,...|
|8/30/2012 - A third of all drinking water sampled in California is contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen, say environmental groups in a lawsuit targeting the state's Department of Public Health.
In their suit, the National Resources Defense Council, along with the Environmental Working Group, contend...|
|8/22/2012 - California has the unique opportunity to be the first state in the union to require that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly identified and labeled on most food items. But the Monsanto Company, one of the biggest purveyors of GMOs, and several other factory food and agriculture corporations...|
|8/17/2012 - In the wake of Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster, a number of atomic experts have begun to weigh the potential consequences of a similar incident in the United States - what would happen if a massive earthquake-triggered tsunami were to plow into a seaside nuclear plant? Is the nation...|
|8/14/2012 - A persistent heat wave that continues to blanket much of Southern California in temperatures as high as 10 degrees or more above average for this time of year is threatening to potentially take down the state's electricity grid, suggests a recent warning issued by the state's electricity grid operator....|
|7/19/2012 - Documents and testimony obtained by NaturalNews allege the following: The Rawesome Foods armed "raw milk raids" and prosecution of James Stewart and Sharon Palmer were carried out in part by law-breaking private citizens pretending to be lawful government authorities. Those individuals -- who have been...|
|7/12/2012 - High levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as Giant kelp,...|
|6/18/2012 - Now that the GMO labeling ballot measure has been officially accepted onto the California ballot, Monsanto is gearing up its propaganda campaign that aims to convince people you don't need to know what you're eating! Trust us, we're the food companies! We never lie, do we?
For the record, I'm an...|
|6/17/2012 - As the fallout - no pun intended - from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors at its Fukushima complex continues to worsen, scientists are now concerned about another related phenomenon that appears to be invading the U.S. West Coast - buckyballs.
What, exactly, are those? According to a recent...|
|6/15/2012 - It is a felony in the State of California for a medical doctor to treat cancer with anything except surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. It is punishable by fine, loss of license, and imprisonment! This means that the citizens of California are being denied services to treat cancer if they are not in...|
|6/13/2012 - In this breaking news for the food-conscious community, the California Secretary of State has just announced that the GMO labeling ballot measure has met and exceeded the requirements to be placed on the November ballot. (http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-releases/2012/db12-068.pdf) and (http://www.labelgmos.org/we_made_it_on_the_ballot)
|6/12/2012 - More than 40 countries, including China, require the labeling of genetically modified foods, but the U.S. is not one of them. Almost the entire U.S. soy (94 percent) and corn (72 percent) crop is now GMO. The only way to avoid these crops is to buy certified organic. Recent polls show 90 percent of...|
|5/28/2012 - Legislation in California has set limits on what foods can be sold as competitive foods in their public schools. Competitive food sales include snack bars and kiosks, a la carte cafeteria purchases, and vending machines.
The restrictions deal with lowering added sugars and fat contents and even excluding...|
|5/17/2012 - In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has learned that the LA County health department has unleashed door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk products...|
|5/13/2012 - The financial crisis in Greece is reaching an explosive tipping point, with the youth unemployment rate now exceeding a startling 50 percent and the government itself announcing it will be forced to stop paying salaries and pensions by June:
"We will be in wild bankruptcy, out-of-control bankruptcy,"...|
|5/11/2012 2:07:36 PM - The medical establishment in California is quietly waging war against parental rights with a new legislative bill that will make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccines for their children. According to reports, the California State Assembly recently voted 44-19 to pass AB 2109, a bill that,...|
|5/4/2012 12:32:41 PM - "Our sole source of income and our livelihoods, both taken from us in an instant," Shea Baird explained to me, struggling to fight back the tears. This veteran colon hydrotherapist and her husband Stephen Barlow are the latest victims of the medical establishment's rogue authoritarianism, as they were...|
|4/15/2012 - "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." -- Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our...|
|3/21/2012 1:41:35 PM - A recent two-day protest in Northern California against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) led to the complete shutdown of a Monsanto corporate office for an entire day, according to reports. On Friday, March 16, 2012, activists affiliated with the Global Days of Action to Shut Down Monsanto began...|
|3/18/2012 - The federal government's illegal war on drugs is big business for lobbyists who profit on making sure you never have access to marijuana, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. And one such lobbyist, John Lovell, reportedly raked in nearly $400,000 from the California Police Chiefs Association...|
|3/11/2012 - California's pending bill, AB 2109, would require parents exercising a non-medical vaccine exemption for their children to get a health care practitioner's signature on a form signifying that the doctor has given the parent vaccine risk-benefit information, and to provide a separate statement signed...|
|3/11/2012 - Thanks to the extraordinarily cruel and vindictive actions of the LA County and Ventura County District Attorneys' offices, California is rapidly losing its reputation as a state that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Instead, the state is becoming increasingly known as "the torture state" where senior...|
|3/11/2012 - California is now in the business of torturing senior citizens who advocate real food. 65-year-old James Stewart, the California "milk man," was recently arrested under trumped-up charges, then "lost" in the LA County jail for over a week, during which he was subjected to hypothermia, torture, interrogations,...|
|3/10/2012 - NaturalNews exclusive report, please credit with link. NaturalNews can now report that 65-year-old senior citizen James Stewart, a raw milk farmer with no criminal history, was nearly tortured to death in the LA County jail this past week. He survived a "week of torturous Hell" at the hands of LA County...|
|3/9/2012 - NaturalNews can now report that James Stewart and Sharon Palmer are victims of an outrageous, almost unprecedented campaign of government terrorism against private citizens that's playing out across two counties today: Ventura County and Los Angeles County. There, officials have secretly made a pact...|
|2/16/2012 - A Sacramento, Cal., family was recently bombarded by a news crew from KXTV News 10 and several officials from the Natomas Unified School District (NUSD) in Sacramento County for not vaccinating their daughter. Cayleh Morrison was one of several students in her neighborhood who legally refused the Tdap...|
|2/9/2012 - What's with the California State Legislation's perception of health care and health freedom? They recently passed a law allowing young girls to play vaccine-roulette with Gardasil without parental knowledge(http://www.naturalnews.com/033848_Merck_legislators.html).
Now they're well on their way to...|
|1/24/2012 2:39:38 PM - 2012 could be the beginning of the end for Frankenfoods in the US as GMO's could lose their ability to operate by stealth in at least in one state. Californians may vote later this year on whether to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food and food ingredients.
New initiative would...|
|12/28/2011 9:10:34 PM - The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has issued its annual list of new laws that will go into effect in various states around the country on Jan. 1, 2012. In this list are five specific pieces of legislation that place new restrictions on food, medicine, and health freedom.
|12/16/2011 - It has been nearly a month since the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) swooped in like vultures on Organic Pastures Dairy in Fresno, Calif., and demanded that the farm recall and stop selling all of its raw milk products immediately and indefinitely. Five children in four nearby counties...|
|10/12/2011 - After months of quietly making its way through both the California House of Representatives and the Senate, Assembly Bill 499 (AB 499) has now officially been signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill allows for children as young as 12 to be vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases...|
|10/10/2011 - Insanity prevailed in California once again today as Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB499 allowing 12-year-old children the ability to consent to being injected with Gardasil vaccines without their parents' knowledge; yet at the same time the Governor banned the use of tanning beds by anyone under...|
|10/8/2011 - Both pregnenolone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are naturally-occurring hormones produced by the human body to regulate cell production, maintain cognitive function, and promote proper bodily growth and sexual function. But a new law recently passed by legislators in California mandates that, in...|
|10/7/2011 - It seems it is time for the US to achieve a critical public awareness about the dangers of genetically-modified (GM) foods and their presence in the food supply. But in order to ensure that this momentum continues and leads to positive change, we must all continue to push hard to educate our friends,...|
|10/3/2011 - In what is perhaps the most significant breaking news we've heard on the GMO front in a long time, an effort has just been announced in California that seeks to gather enough signatures to put an historical initiative on the ballot which would require the labeling of GMOs in foods.
|9/24/2011 - Just when you thought the drunken-sailor spending habits of California couldn't get any more absurd comes a report this week that state lawmakers have elevated squandering taxpayer money to new heights. Broke California is actually using taxpayer money to beg Washington for more taxpayer money.
|9/16/2011 - Many of those plump, juicy strawberries found on produce section shelves are hiding a deadly little secret. In 2010, regulators in California, where over 90 percent of conventional strawberries are grown, quietly approved the use of toxic methyl iodide as a fruit pesticide after the US Environmental...|
|8/11/2011 - Advocates for truth in food labeling will be working diligently this fall to gather enough signatures to get an initiative placed on the 2012 California electoral ballot that, if passed, will mandate that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly labeled within the state.
The measure also...|
|8/10/2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has a long history of conducting armed, SWAT-style raids on farmers, cancer treatment pioneers and dietary supplement manufacturers. This list, compiled by the editors of NaturalNews, reveals only some of the hundreds of armed FDA raids that have been conducted in...|
|7/2/2011 - A new study conducted by researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., suggests that the ill-famed California mega-earthquake could happen literally any day now. Overdue for experiencing the "big one" by as much as 100 years, the San Andreas fault line, which stretches...|
|6/9/2011 - If you ever needed proof that the so-called "war on drugs" is an abject and costly failure, you need not look any further than the California penal system. The latest tragic example of this failure manifested itself in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month in which the court found that overcrowding...|
|5/26/2011 - California's Assembly Bill 354 - stating that beginning July 1, 2011, all seventh through twelfth grade students must have had the pertussis shot with all appropriate boosters - has passed. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has decided that the original series of pertussis shots lose potency between...|
|5/17/2011 - When is the last time you ate a truly delicious sweet strawberry that had been grown using only natural methods of agriculture? California's first organic strawberry grower has been producing such crimson delights for 25 years, and his success shows that in spite of claims to the contrary, it is possible...|
|5/11/2011 - The miserable failure of both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stand up for the interests of the people and require proper labeling of AquaBounty's genetically-modified (GM) salmon, which is set to be approved soon, has led California legislators...|
|3/17/2011 - The New York Times report that a radiation plume will reach California by Friday has a lot of people asking us for more information about what to do. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/science/17plume.html?_r=1) Fortunately, the amount of radiation that would actually fall on California (or Oregon,...|
|3/17/2011 - Experts from the United Nations (UN) Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) have put out a forecast projecting the potential path of the Fukushima Daiichi radiation plume, and they say by sometime on Friday it will hit the US West Coast of Southern California. Based on wind patterns and...|
|2/5/2011 - In an effort to raise the morale of his city's residents, mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, Calif., has proposed broadcasting recorded bird sounds around town. He told listeners in his recent "State of the City" speech that scientific studies have shown that bird sounds improve happiness, and that piping...|
|1/25/2011 - California entrepreneur Clay Butler has developed a lineup of marijuana soft drinks that he says will be "a hit" once they are made available at marijuana dispensaries in the Golden State. California state laws permit marijuana use for medical purposes, and Butler sees the hundreds of medical marijuana...|
|1/20/2011 - Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seem more concerned about a giant California "super storm" than they are "the big one", which refers to the massive earthquake that many experts believe will someday hit the Golden State and cause massive destruction. Super storms, they say, have happened...|
|1/18/2011 - Humboldt County, Calif., is largely recognized as the marijuana capital of the U.S. Its lax attitude towards both the legal and illegal growth and sale of the controversial plant is unmatched, and has earned the county quite a reputation. But in a state where raw milk sales are legal, Humboldt County...|
|1/10/2011 - In a time of intense propaganda about food safety, California recently approved the use of a chemical regularly used to create cancer in lab animals for use on strawberries that will be shipped around the world. The chemical is methyl iodide and some scientists call it the most dangerous chemical known...|
|1/2/2011 - Pesticide residues found on conventional fruits and vegetables have been shown to be harmful to health, but what about the people who pick this produce and the children they bare? According to recent studies, field workers and their children who live in the Salinas Valley of California, also known as...|
|12/6/2010 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency in California today, then immediately called for $9.9 billion in spending cuts; mostly from health benefits and health-related services. Gov. Schwarzenegger has come to realize what NaturalNews has been warning readers for years: Our current...|
|10/25/2010 - The battle rages on over the legalization of marijuana in California, but a new report from NBC in California's Bay Area brings up a very interesting point about its cultivation in the state. According to the report, the state's marijuana crop is valued at seven times the amount of its grape crop, which...|
|8/24/2010 - Rawsome Foods, part of The Right to Choose Healthy Foods buyers` club association in Venice, California, was raided by several agencies. Federal officers, representatives of the State of California, Los Angeles County Health officials and Los Angeles police officers arrived with guns drawn. Although...|
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|6/3/2010 - Recent reports revealing the dangers of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) diabetes drug, Avandia, have not gone unnoticed. Santa Clara County in Northern California recently filed a lawsuit against the drug giant for suppressing evidence that the drug increases heart attack risk.
The lawsuit is demanding that...|
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