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Whistleblower Claims LA County's Ferrer Is Using State of Emergency to Abuse and Retaliate Against Employees, Shakedown Businesses



According to a whistleblower who spoke to RedState on condition of anonymity, Ferrer has set up the Environmental Health division as her personal enforcement army, charged with issuing as many COVID violations as possible, with no warning and regardless of intentionality, to fill the coffers with revenue from fines; sent inspectors out during the “two weeks to slow the spread” time period with no PPE, leading to employee deaths; forced night/weekend/holiday overtime for the plebes while never working those extended hours themselves; and refused to grant leave to employees on COVID quarantine. Due to the provisions of the State of Emergency, the workers are left with no redress.

In short, while Ferrer expects private businesses to abide by her “health order” diktats regarding providing PPE, shutting down entire industries, and providing employees with paid time off to quarantine, she refused to do any of that in her own department.


Environmental Health is led by Deputy Liza Frias, her Assistant Deputy Brenda Lopez, and the Chief Communications Officer, Carl Kemp. Yes, the Carl Kemp we wrote about Monday, who is a felon convicted of tax fraud for failing to report $750,000 in “lobbying” income received from clients like drug kingpin John Walker. (Walker paid Kemp and a few other Long Beach insiders thousands of dollars a month in exchange for receiving favorable treatment from Long Beach authorities at a time when marijuana collectives who didn’t have such well-connected lobbyists were being raided by the Long Beach PD.)

As RedState’s Bob Hoge reported last week, the Environmental Health Division is already offering training for employee “volunteers” who will plan to work overtime this coming weekend to enforce a renewed mask mandate. About that, our whistleblower says:

With the impending return of the mask mandate, the department has sent out an email asking for “volunteers” for the overtime shift. Make no mistake, the department has always justified forced schedule change by saying that they did not get enough volunteers. Even if they meet the required numbers, they would just move the goal post so “enough” volunteers are never really reached. They do not care about facts or data outside of their agenda.

Employees department-wide are hoping that the county will rescind the declaration as soon as possible so the perverse incentives driving DPH’s direction are removed, and so employees’ schedules and job duties aren’t subject to the whims of Frias and Ferrer. Career DPH employees are terrified of the retaliation and potential blackballing because “the current people at the top are vindictive and cruel,” and that Frias is “extremely retaliatory” but many more are coming forward to RedState and other outlets. As this latest whistleblower says:
 

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INGSOC
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Gavin Newsom Thinks California Is Freer Than Florida. Is He Crazy?



It's hard to understand the rationale for Gov. Gavin Newsom's Independence Day political ad in Florida, which urged Floridians to "join us in California where we still believe in freedom." OK, there's a political rationale given that Newsom might actually be planning to run for president, but the video ad is inexplicable.

In fact, its wording suggests that Newsom might be delusional. In recent interviews, the California governor pinned his motivation on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' threat to impose a $27.5-million fine on the Special Olympics if that group didn't rescind its vaccine mandate.

On that specific point, I agree that threatening a private group with a fine was wrong. DeSantis has indeed embraced a variety of "culture war" policies designed to support his burgeoning campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. I have no use for governors of either party who engage in rhetorical spats as they attempt to appeal to their political base.
 

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INGSOC
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All new federal oil and gas drilling to be halted in California


California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a federal moratorium on new oil and gas drilling in central California Monday that will remain in effect until the Bureau conducts a supplemental environmental review of a Trump-era plan to make more than one million acres of land available for oil and gas leasing and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to the attorney general’s office.

Bonta, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state agencies filed a lawsuit in January 2020 alleging that the BLM’s previous environmental reviews of the plan “did not take a hard look” at the impacts fracking could have on the environment and community health in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura Counties.

Thus, until the Bureau conducts a supplemental environmental review of the project, new oil and gas leases will not be granted in central California under the terms of the settlement.

“Fracking is dangerous for our communities, damaging to our environment, and out of step with California's climate goals,” said Attorney General Bonta. “The Trump Administration recklessly opened Central California up to new oil and gas drilling without considering how fracking can hurt communities by causing polluted groundwater, toxic air emissions, minor earthquakes, climate impacts, and more. In keeping with the Bureau of Land Management's mission to preserve the health of our public lands, it must reassess this Trump-Era mistake.”
 

glhs837

Power with Control
I like that they need to do a study to judge the effects, yet this mouthpiece already seems to know the outcomes.....
 

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INGSOC
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CA sheriff orders raid on Indiana Batmobile garage, allegedly as favor for friend - EXCLUSIVE​



 

spr1975wshs

Mostly settled in...
Ad Free Experience
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I find it beyond reason that presumed adults are still interested in comic book characters to the extent of that sort of expenditure.
 

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INGSOC
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Four Kids Attack, Beat 70-Year-Old Asian Woman in San Francisco Complex




Has anyone noticed that black people have been the perpetrators of these crimes? But hey, white supremacy is the biggest threat to this country.

It’s only a big deal because the left has made these attacks political as a way to attack President Donald Trump and the right.

Then again, a professor said blacks are attacking Asians because of white supremacy because logic!

It’s disgusting and horrible.

Here are a few:

 

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INGSOC
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LA County Health Department Doesn't Want to Hear From You, Turns off Social Media Comments



The Los Angeles County Department of Health, headed by mask-happy Barbara Ferrer, has turned off comments on its social media platforms, further distancing itself from the public it supposedly serves and avoiding accountability. Unfortunately for the department, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July on an unrelated case that such acts by public entities “violated the First Amendment by creating publicly accessible social media pages related to their official duties and then blocking certain members of the public because of the nature of their comments.”

It certainly appears that they’re breaking the law.

Fox 11 reporter Marla Tellez asked Ferrer about the closing of public comments this week, and the famously micromanaging, unelected executive incredibly claimed that she had no idea that had happened. Watch:

 

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INGSOC
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom took out an ad in Variety to urge Hollywood to 'walk the walk' on their values and stop filming in conservative states like Georgia and Oklahoma



"Hollywood: your values, you choice," the ad begins, touting California as the "best place in America to create" and the "home for storytelling and story tellers" for over 100 years. It mentions the "robust tax incentives" and "the best culture" for creators, adding: "Most importantly, we share your values."

"Over the past several years, the legislatures of states like Georgia and Oklahoma have waged a cruel assault on essential rights," the ad says, adding that those states have now moved to limit abortion rights in the wake of Roe v. Wade's reversal.

"Today more than ever, you have a responsibility to take stock of your values — and those of your employees — when doing business in those states," it continues, adding that California is a "freedom state" that supports access to abortion and LGBTQ+ rights.

"So to those in power to make decisions about where to film, where to hire, where to open new offices, we in California say: Walk the walk," the ad finishes. "Choose freedom. Choose creativity. Choose California."

Newsom shared the ad, which was paid for by the governor's PAC, alongside an announcement of his support for extending tax incentives for the film and television industry.
 

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‘Our Home Has Been Stolen From Us’: L.A. Landlords Slam Eviction Moratorium, City Council Extends Another Year



An eviction moratorium essentially ensures landlords can’t evict tenants if they don’t pay rent. California put an eviction moratorium in place during the pandemic, and it fully ended on June 30th of this year. Still, the L.A. City Council recently voted to extend its own moratorium again. It will remain in place through August next year, or up to one year after the local emergency declaration ends. Another vote is expected later this year.

Theoretically, the tenants will owe the rent when the moratorium ends, but collecting that money won’t be easy in many cases. Landlords will have the right to evict at that time, but in the meantime, many of these landlords are unable to pay their mortgages. At a recent press conference at City Hall, landlords argued that this eviction moratorium could bankrupt some of them and force them into foreclosure. They say that some tenants are taking advantage of the program.

Those on the other side of the issue say the moratorium is necessary because people are still struggling to make ends meet. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), a “racial and social justice” organization, protested outside the City Council gathering, pushing the landlords to take their press conference indoors.

“A lot of people still…haven’t been able to pay the rent and they’re going to end up homeless,” ACCE member Elizabeth Hernandez reportedly said.
 
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