“Of the 53 Democrat seats that we’ve targeted, 30 of them were in districts that Trump won in 2016,” Palmer explained. “I’ll give you an example of a couple of things that have happened already: We had a special election on May 12 in California in a district that Hillary [Clinton] had won by seven points. The Democrat who had resigned won by nine or 10. And honestly, in January, I wouldn’t have given you a dollar for that. I just didn’t think that was a winnable seat. Yet, our guy Mike Garcia had 500 campaign volunteers — people who showed up at one time or another to help his campaign — and he won that by 10 points.” … [Read more...] about GOP Rep. Palmer: Republicans Have ‘Legitimate Shot’ at Majority — Says 53 Democrat Seats Are ‘Competitive’
Alcohol was perhaps the most polarizing issue among Democrats at the convention. William Jennings Bryan, who had already run three times unsuccessfully for president, tried to force a floor vote to adopt a “dry” platform. He failed, because even the Anti-Saloon League didn’t want it – in the interest of morality over politics and to avoid embarrassment if a “wet” candidate won the election in November. … [Read more...] about The 1920 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco: An epic, illegal booze party
12:54 p.m. Californians sizzling in heat wave asked to go easy on power grid: With much of the state sizzling in triple-digit temperatures Sunday, California issued a heat advisory that called for extreme energy conservation measures to protect against an overload on the state’s power grid. Residents and businesses were asked to cool properties and then shut off cooling units between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that, even with conservation, rolling blackouts could start as early as Sunday afternoon. Read more here. … [Read more...] about California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 6-7
Cassidy Copeland, Donyah Cosie, Paige Palmer and Amylah Webb also return with varsity experience. Copeland and Cosie were described as “positive go-getters” while Webb, an honorable mention pick, and Palmer are expected to contribute around the net as hitters. … [Read more...] about VOLLEYBALL: College Park returns deep roster despite key losses
"The definition of smog is fog and smoke," said Cindy Palmer a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Monterey. "Here in Monterey, we clearly smell smoke outside. I had ash on my car. We are seeing visabilities across the region between one and two miles. From San Francisco to Livermore everywhere, we have smoke and fog. I hate calling it soup but that's what it feels like." … [Read more...] about Bay Area shrouded in smoke: When will it clear this week?