Eccentric English Critic Talks LA Municipal Artwork – Meet Professor Knestor Jackdaws (VIDEO)

A visiting UK Art Critic, Professor Knestor Jackdaws, takes a tour of some of LA’s outdoor municipal artwork and contrasts two prominent examples. One makes the cut, and the other… mutts the cake? You get the idea…

Professor Jackdaws, who some say fits the classic mold of the English Eccentric, is nonetheless renowned as a world-class art critic who has posted dozens of videos on YouTube, lending his opinion to, and considerable acumen on, historic and contemporary works of art in settings all around the globe.

Gov. Newsom Signs Use of Force Bill, “Changes the Culture of Policing” in California

I’m ready to sign this damn thing.”  That’s what California Governor Gavin Newsom told a crowd gathered at a ceremony Monday in Sacramento.  In so doing, California adopted one of the toughest laws in the country governing the use of force by police officers.  The change, from “objectively reasonable” to “necessary,” amends a standard in California policing dating to 1872, which has often been used to justify officer-involved shootings, and frustrated community activists.  Newsom also said he hopes the law, which will take effect in January, becomes a model for other states.  “As California goes, so goes the rest of the United States of America.”

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s Most Gruesome Deaths. Were They All Murders?

Now that Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick, “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” is shocking (and awing) millions of devoted fans, gossip columns are bursting with recaps of the Sharon Tate murders by members of the infamous Manson Family during the long, hot “Summer of Love” in August, 1969. There are even guided tours to the murder scene, despite the fact that the house where the ghastly acts were committed was razed and rebuilt years ago.

California Attack; Four People Stabbed to Death, 2 Wounded by Man “Full of Anger”

A brutal series of stabbings and robberies in Southern California left at least four people dead and two seriously wounded on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The blood-curdling incident occurred in southeast Los Angeles. According to police, robbery, anger and hatred seem to be the motivations of the suspect, who stole in several places and attacked people randomly.

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What Matt Drudge Predicted is Now Becoming a Reality After 20 years

Matt Drudge gave a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in 1998. He was already deemed an internet leader in both news and aggregated news distribution. His Drudge Report challenged the ethos of the newspaper society, which was just the beginning of dynamic revolutionary change in the news world order. The Drudge Report made friends, added enemies, created new futures and helped forced everyone in the industry to change many times over in order just to stay relevant.

Frisco Search Warrant Quashed, Aussie Police Wanted Prints in Pair of Press Raids

On Thursday, a judge voided a search warrant used by the San Francisco Police Department to monitor a journalist’s phone.  The warrant was then used to gather information in advance of a controversial raid on the apartment and news operation of Bryan Carmody, who published a leaked police report and refused to divulge its source.  Meanwhile, more details are emerging down under on a similar raid on Australia’s public broadcaster.  In a troubling time worldwide for press freedoms, this week provided much-needed good news, and a dose of disinfecting daylight.

99 Cents Only Stores Update – Restructuring News

This week, Durig Capital provides a brief update on 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, a deep discount retailer whose bonds we have reviewed in the past for our Fixed Income 2 (FX2) High Yield Managed Income Portfolio. 99 Cents Only Stores has recently been challenged by its outstanding debt obligations. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Deep discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores recently completed an arrangement with creditors which would eliminate many of their short term debt obligations.

  • Debt to equity swaps are a common method  companies use to improve liquidity.

  • Under the newly agreed upon terms, 99 Cents Only Stores will issue common and preferred stock for some of its outstanding debt.

 Recent Financial Statements

Is Elizabeth Warren Taking the Leading in California?

The big prize for Democrats is California and many people thought Sen. Kamala Harris would be favored, especially after her strong debate performance. If not Harris, than possibly former Vice President Joe Biden or even Sen. Bernie Sanders who had good showing in the 2016 primary election, in the State of California. However, the latest poll had Sen. Elizabeth Warren in first place, Harris in second by only a very thin margin, with Biden now down to third. If Harris can’t secure her home state in the Primary, her chances of success are thin.

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Southwest Border Migration Recorded a Sharp Drop of 28% in 2019

Is President Donald Trump’s new policy with Mexico working?  Or is the seasonal drop in migration due to the weather?

First, if you take the May to June average for the last five years of Southern Border illegal migration and end prior to this year or 2018, the average seasonal drop is 9%. Without a doubt, there seems to be something real going on because it just dropped around 300% more than the average season decline.

Apple is Modernizing MacBooks While Lowering Its Price

This rarely happens: Apple has improved one of its MacBooks while lowering its price. Another was upgraded by an omission, and a third was removed from the offer.

The so-called back-to-school season is just beginning in the USA. The term refers to the time at the end of summer vacation, when students cover themselves with new material for the coming school year or semester. US corporations always accompany these times with special discounts – and sometimes with new products. Apple launches its back-to-school program this year with updates for its most affordable MacBooks.

California to Limit Use of Deadly Force; Police Organizations Still Opposed

California is one procedural hurdle away from adopting one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of force.  After clearing the state senate 34-3 on Monday, Assembly Bill 392 heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.  Under the bill, the standard by which use of deadly force by police officers is justified will be elevated from when officers think it is “reasonable” to only when it is “necessary.”  The bill was the reflection of a year’s worth of hard-fought compromise between civil rights organizations and police unions.  Several police associations remain opposed.

California Urges a Powerless Lifestyle For Everyone; Solar Homes Included

The Golden State of California has a beautiful yellow hue throughout unfarmed land that is caused by the extreme amount of sunlight without water.  With 300 days of sunshine in many places throughout California, landscapes have turned from beautiful sun beaten land to concerning fire fuels.

Tragic fires that decimated northern and southern California communities in the last few years have commanded utilities to look out with absolute resolve for the safety of their customers, thus prompting radical change.

That Swal, Folks! First Democrat Drops Out, and Others Should Too

Democratic presidential candidate, and four-term Congressman, Eric Swalwell (D-CA), announced the end of his brief campaign on Monday.  The 38 year-old, who called on former Vice President Joe Biden to “pass the torch” during his lone debate performance, never came close to grabbing it, or any traction in the race.  Swalwell becomes the first Democratic candidate— “major” or otherwise— to drop out.  There are several others, polling at 1% or less, who should probably stop wasting their time and follow suit.

“Mr. President; We The People Demand Arrests.” Start With Gavin Newsom

Can politicians be arrested?”

The answer is yes, absolutely. Or, the federal government can issue a “Writ of Quo Warranto” and remove the politician from office.

A “Writ of Quo Warranto” is a notice of demand, issued by a demandant to a respondent claiming a delegated power and filed with a court of competent jurisdiction, to hold a hearing within 3 to 20 days (depending on the distance of the respondent to the court) to present proof insufficient, or if the court to hold the hearing, the respondent must cease to exercise the power. If the power is to hold an office, he/she must vacate the office.

Is California Offering Government-provided Healthcare to Illegal Aliens While Refusing the Same Free Services to Seniors?

Is California discriminating?

How do you value someone? One way is to give them more than others. How do you say you don’t value someone? You give them less than others, or better yet charge them for the same services you’re giving away to others.

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) Source Wikimedia

For American citizens the single largest benefit in the Untied States is healthcare. California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has supported a bill that, if approved by the Democratic super majority, will soon provide undocumented immigrants access to free Medi-Cal, the State’s low-income healthcare insurance program.

Democratic Hopefuls Address California’s Convention

A gaggle of presidential hopefuls gathered in suddenly-relevant California this weekend for their first big audition. The better-than-bakers’ dozen served as headliners in San Francisco for the California Democratic Party’s state convention. A crowd of 5,000 delegates heard the pitches and policies, and may be the best look yet at what the national party’s base of activists and partisan primary voters are looking for from their presidential standard-bearer next year.

Explore Over 17% YTM with California Resources Corporation, Bonds Mature September 2021

This week, Durig Capital takes a look at a unique oil and gas producer. California Resources Corporation (CRC) produces oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) strictly within the state of California. Most people know that California is one of the largest states (physically) in the U.S. But most probably don’t know that it represents the world’s 5th largest economy. Against this backdrop, CRC produces oil, natural gas and NGLs and sells all of it in the state of California. This looks to be a great situation for CRC – a local buyer for all of its product and a huge appetite for more. CRC, a spinoff of Occidental Petroleum in 2014, has spent the past few years recovering from the oil doldrums of 2016 and it looks to be on the upswing. Some of the highlights from its most recent quarterly results in bullet points above.

PG&E the 10th Largest Gas & Electric Utility files Chapter 11 Backruptcy

California Wildfires: Death Toll 79 and Rising

The Pittsburgh Massacre – California Tragedies

There is a clear relationship between the Pittsburgh Massacre in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and the California tragedies in the nightclub and the fires in Northern California.  They have all killed human beings in similar numbers.

See My Previous Post: On The Pittsburgh Massacre

The California Massacre in the nightclub which happened a week after the event in Pittsburgh was done also by a madman.  In the nightclub was primarily American students.   If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty.  There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services.   The same is true in America that attendance of young people in Churches has fallen off rapidly.  Religions like Judaism and Christian faith need these young people. Many of the young Jewish people in Pittsburgh after the murder were very happy that they didn’t attend the services as if to say it was a good thing not to be there. 

Cannabis: The New Frontier in California Tourism

California, with its many natural beauties and iconic urban attractions, has long been a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the world. The non-profit group Visit California reports that in 2017, tourism in California brought in $132 billion in gross revenue to the state, supporting more that 1.1 million jobs and producing over $10 billion in state and local tax revenue. But in 2018, California has introduced something new that could have tourists spending even more in the Golden State: adult-use cannabis.

Adult-use cannabis is available to any individual 21 year or older in California, and the potential for revenue from cannabis has not escaped the attention of the tourism industry. According to research by Arcview Market Research and BDS Anayltics on the legal cannabis market, California is projected to see $3.1 billion in annual revenue from adult-use cannabis in 2018, and $7.6 billion by 2022.

Exzavier Whitley is taking California and Music by storm in 2018!

Recently, Singer-songwriter Exzavier Whitley has been working on exclusive Youtube lyric and music video content for his upcoming two acoustic albums “Oppressed”and “Page 1” behind the scenes. Also, we’ve seen that Exzavier has been doing more live appearances and performances in Los Angeles and Long Beach as well in this great time in 2018! He has two upcoming shows in Long Beach, California one of them consisting of the infamous Royal Cup Cafe where Exzavier Whitley’s performance of his upcoming and recently recorded song “I Still Stand” was recorded. It has been viewed over 1000 times on host Tieoma Goss’ Facebook page! More live content, shows, appearances, photos, videos, and songs from Exzavier Whitley are coming in hot! Be on the lookout!

Exzavier Whitley