Trump impeachment parties, featuring ‘Comey cake balls,’ try to entice Congress to remove president

Trump impeachment parties, featuring ‘Comey cake balls,’ try to entice Congress to remove president

President Donald Trump’s potentially impeachable actions may be heavy topics weighing on members of Congress, but Lisa Levinski—one of 6,500 people across the country who agreed to host a “Party to Impeach” on Saturday—is making them lighter and sweeter for her guests to digest. One of a couple dozen bite-sized items Levinski is serving up at her Trump impeachment-themed house party are symbolic “Comey cake balls,” made of white Oreo cookies with cream cheese and…

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Trump impeachment is just a matter of time after more than 4 million sign petition, Tom Steyer says

Trump impeachment is just a matter of time after more than 4 million sign petition, Tom Steyer says

For Need to Impeach campaign founder Tom Steyer, it’s not a matter of if, but when, President Donald Trump will be removed from office. “There will be increasing evidence and increasing urgency with the American people to get this guy out of office as people realize we really can’t survive him,” Steyer said during a recent sit-down with Newsweek in New York City. “When it happens, I don’t know. Exactly what the next events will…

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Disabled Americans lost voting rights under Trump election fraud commissioner’s law

Disabled Americans lost voting rights under Trump election fraud commissioner’s law

The head of President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission drafted a law as a Kansas official that led to 23 disabled people not having their votes counted in a recent local election. The disenfranchisement occurred in Sedgwick County and was a direct result of a law pushed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a member of Trump’s voter fraud commission, which requires disabled voters’ signatures on their ballot envelopes. Until Kobach’s Secure and Fair…

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Santa Ana police chief resigns amid controversy over rise in shootings, says he has new job

Santa Ana police chief resigns amid controversy over rise in shootings, says he has new job

Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas has announced his resignation, saying he has agreed to take a job with another undisclosed agency. In a letter dated Wednesday, April 19, to Acting City Manager City Manager Gerardo Mouet and obtained Thursday by the Register, Rojas noted he had served the city for more than 27 years. He called for the appointment of an acting police chief to “allow for a seamless transition as I separate from…

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How a violent month in Santa Ana set the stage for Council infighting, election angst and jobs possibly lost

How a violent month in Santa Ana set the stage for Council infighting, election angst and jobs possibly lost

Just minutes into the new year last year, a 22-year-old man was gunned down walking in the alley behind the Santa Ana apartment where he lived. Two days later, a 19-year-old was fatally wounded in a car-to-car shooting near the city’s Centennial Regional Park. Over the next 24 hours, two more men were killed in gun violence a mile apart in a gang-plagued area already targeted for special enforcement by police and prosecutors. The four…

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A new answer for the homeless? Homes

A new answer for the homeless? Homes

Last winter, Kelly Breitenbach and her three kids, homeless for nearly a decade, sought refuge at a cold-weather shelter in Fullerton. That night, they got four beds. Soon after, they got something else: acceptance into a program that would get them into a full-time, permanent home. Now, with a year of finance and life management sessions under her belt, Breitenbach, 36, and her now four children have a two-bedroom apartment in Buena Park. Breitenbach said…

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Santa Ana woman killed in San Bernardino shootings ‘had a lot to give’

Santa Ana woman killed in San Bernardino shootings ‘had a lot to give’

Tin Nguyen spent Tuesday with her boyfriend Haisan Trinh celebrating his 32nd birthday. She had a surprise planned for him on Thursday. Together nearly six years, the couple had been talking marriage – Trinh had even been saving to buy an engagement ring – but the kind and generous Nguyen was already like part of the family, said Trinh’s brother Haian Trinh, 33. She was Haisan Trinh’s “first girlfriend, ever,” his brother said Friday as…

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Family members, national groups push to solve 1985 Santa Ana terrorist attack case

Family members, national groups push to solve 1985 Santa Ana terrorist attack case

SANTA ANA – Helena Odeh remembers going with her father Alex Odeh, then the West Coast regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, to his second-floor office on 17th Street in Santa Ana in the 1980s. “His work was his life,” she said. “That’s what he stood for. He wanted peace.” On Oct. 11, 1985, the morning after he appeared on local and national television praising Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat as “a man…

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SF muralists feel betrayed after work found in Zephyr calendar

SF muralists feel betrayed after work found in Zephyr calendar

For 15 years, San Francisco resident Sirron Norris has prided himself on creating murals across The City that inform people from all walks of life about the cultural relevance of neighborhoods. Corporations such as Mitsubishi, Sony and Ricoh Theta have paid Norris to use his murals for commercial purposes. So when the artist received a calendar in the mail in December 2012 from Zephyr Real Estate — the largest independent real estate firm in The…

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First Negev tech commune in SF also faced legal problems

First Negev tech commune in SF also faced legal problems

Each of the three Negev tech communes in San Francisco has run into problems ranging from code violations to a lawsuit, and it all started at a small property on 12th Street in South of Market. Danny Haber, 26, and Alon Gutman, 27, first became involved in their communal housing setups last year with a live-work property at 200 12th St. called The Negev Twelfth. The property became a model for at least two other…

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