California Senator Brian Jones (R-Escondido) introduced Senate Bill 397, the “Religion is Essential Act,” on Feb. 12. The bill would order state and local governments to treat religious groups as “essential” during pandemics.  California Senator introduces Senate Bill 397, or “Religion is Essential Act,” requiring governor to treat religious services as essential in emergencies. SB […]

Los Angeles County health officials cleared John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church of causing a coronavirus outbreak this summer. Complaints surfaced when the church opened in-person worship services in July despite a county public health order.  “We are glad to announce that we received a notice from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on […]

Too many local governments have disappointed our children this year, and the latest edict out of L.A. County—“revised” a bit after some pushback—proves no exception. On top of everything else that’s been going on, health authorities recently announced that traditional Halloween trick-or-treating this October would be cancelled, essentially, along with masquerade parades and haunted house […]

The California legislature finished its 2020 session on Monday by passing a controversial bill to reduce the penalties on some adults who have consensual sex with minors as young as 14 years of age. Senate Bill 145‘s author, LGBT Caucus Chair Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), said the bill was necessary because current law is […]


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