PORTLAND MAYOR ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP

PORTLAND MAYOR ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP


Democrat Portland Mayor ‘Done’ With ‘Anarchist Mob,’ Begs Public To Help ‘Unmask’ Rioters

In an address late Friday, Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler extended a city-wide state of emergency and begged for Portland residents to assist law enforcement in “unmasking” and identifying members of the “self-described anarchist mob” that have rioted through the city nearly every night since last May.

Portland police declared a riot in the city just hours later, as rioters caused a wave of destruction across the city’s northwest side, Fox News reported, with two “anarchist” protesters arrested in the continued unrest.

“The Portland Police Bureau said the planned protest that had been billed as an ‘autonomous demonstration,'” Fox News said. “It started around 9 p.m. PT with around 75 protesters dressed all in black who started vandalizing property around 15 minutes after they began marching from a park near the city’s downtown.”

DAWG SAYS: THIS NO BALLS IDIOT LET THE RIOTS GO ON ALL LAST YEAR, THEN KNEELED INFRONT OF THE PROTESTORS IN A ACT OF SUBMISSION, SHOWING A MASSIVE COWARDLY STREAK.

IN SHOWING THAT WEAKNESS THE PROTESTORS SAW HE WAS UNDER THEIR CONTROL AND CONTINUED LOOTING AND BURNING AND EVEN WENT TO WHERE HE LIVED FOR DEMOSTRATIONS. CAUSING HIM A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH HIS NEIGHBORS.

NOW AFTER A WHOLE YEAR OF RESIDENTS BEGGING FOR HIS HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE HE HAS THE BALLS TO ASK FOR THEIR HELP TO IDENTIFY THESE PEOPLE. IT MUST BE CLOSE TO RE ELECTION TIME.


ANOTHER IDIOT VOTED INTO OFFICE BY IDIOT VOTERS. YOU ALL DESERVE EACH OTHER.


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STATISTICS OF POLICE SHOOTINGS OF BLACKS VS WHITE


Chris Cuomo from CNN says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’

I have news for you Chris White people are more likely than blacks to be hurt by police.

Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2021, by race

(statista.com)

Not just recently either here are some older stats from the 1970’s to the late 1990’s

 

U.S. Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

March 2001

 Percent of
felons killed Percent of
by police in felons who
justifiable murdered
homicides, police officers,
1976-98 1976-98
Male 98% 97%
Ages 18-30 53% 54%
White 56% 54%
Black 42% 43%
Young white males 16% 20%*
Young black males 16% 21%*
 *Percent is for 1980-98.

 

DAWG SAYS: THOUGH I AGREE THERE MAY BE SOME OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO BE LEARNED, THE STATS SHOW THAT THE MOST VOCAL PEOPLE IN TODAYS SOCIETY ARE PLAYING THE VICTIMS ROLE AND NOT THE REALISTIC ASPECT OF IT.

NOTE ALSO THE BLM FOUNDER BUY SEVERAL MULTI MILLION HOMES RECENTLY, THESE ISSUES ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE MAKING MONEY OFF OF IT.


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HOLLYWOOD OR HOLLYBOOB (VIDEO)

HOLLYWOOD OR HOLLYBOOB (VIDEO)

Six people are in custody after apparently making unauthorized changes to the Hollywood sign.

It appeared the letters on the sign were altered to read “Hollyboob.”

The alterations were not permanent and park rangers quickly restored the sign to its normal status.

Some people wondered what will happen with the DA

DAWG SAYS: HOLLYBOOB SEEMS APPROPIATE TO ME


DAWGS COMMENTARY ON THE ELECTION

DAWGS COMMENTARY ON THE ELECTION

Election commentary

by Marty Carlson
November 7, 2020

We have seen a lot of drama this week, and still have not got a final result in the elections like we deserve.

Four years ago, we saw a bunch of snowflakes heads blow off when Donald Trump got elected. It was a disgusting site to see.

At this point it saddens me to say that it appears that all the Donald Trump fans and followers are doing the same thing now.

There is so much emotion involved, for some reason, in these elections. And Nevada’s population is only about 3 million people, and only maybe half are resgistered voters and they still cannot get the votes tabulated. it is what it is.

There are so many dramatic things that are brought out and many people are enjoying the attention they are receiving because of it.

There may be some truth to what some of these people are saying, but that will all come out in the end sooner or later.

But at this point all the conspiracy theories that are flying around social media and everywhere else are getting ridiculous and it needs to stop for our own mental health and for each other’s.

We heard so much drama about Hunter Biden and his China deal and the connection to Joe Biden and his brother. Tucker Carlson had a massive thing going on with the package that was sent to him with the documents was torn open at the UPS distribution center. And then to come to find out they found the flash drive on the ground of that distribution center.

So apparently, he has those documents now that he made so much drama about, but why isn’t he talking about them anymore. Why is it all quiet about that and they have not been revealed after all of Tucker Carlson’s drama.

Do not get me wrong I normally like Tucker Carlson though he is extreme at times. But this appears to be nothing more than a rating grab that all of the major media outlets are involved in and we constantly complain about, I do not see any difference in what they did.

Also, the same thing could be said for Rudy Giuliani and all the drama that has made on the eve of the election, now nothing has been revealed talked about OR said since. Especially now the election appears to be going to Joe Biden.

I enjoy many of the things that are constantly sent to me, and a filter through them because some of them are obviously agenda driven self-serving drama. We need to stop and think if there is something underhanded going on it will be discovered or there is nothing that can be done.

We need to stop acting like snowflakes and just realize it is what it is.

Donald Trump was my choice in this election, and I am disappointed, and concerned about the future and the dogma attached to the parties is going to be coming into power.

And if people think that there is this massive conspiracy going on it would have to be a nationwide conspiracy not just in a few states base because Joe Biden received a lot of votes. And most of them were in the highly populated city areas, where Donald Trump took most of the rural areas.

It’s also interesting to me that there are a few states like Nevada and Arizona, that were once conservative states and now elect Democratic leaders. The only explanation I have for that is the people that have relocated from massively plagued states like California.

The bottom line is it is what it is, and we need to just accept what these elections have produced unless there’s some actual definitive information that is revealed very soon.

We need to stay classy America and stop acting like snowflakes because we are not.

DAWG


NEW OSCAR REQUIREMENTS FOR HOLLYWOOD

NEW OSCAR REQUIREMENTS FOR HOLLYWOOD

The Oscars make inclusion a requirement for
best picture consideration beginning in 2024

Five years after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag triggered controversy,

the group behind the awards has made inclusion a requirement to be considered to win them.

In what represents the most direct link between the movie industry’s top prize

And efforts to promote diversity and address systemic issues,

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that movies must meet certain criteria,

In terms of representation in order to be eligible for the Academy Award for best picture beginning in 2024.

Introduced under an initiative called Aperture 2025,

The organization said the goal was to “encourage equitable representation on and off screen,

In order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.”

Films must meet at least two of four benchmarks.

They include featuring actors from underrepresented groups in significant roles or accounting for at least 30% of the cast;

Similar criteria in terms of those working on the film behind the scenes;

A significant commitment to paid apprenticeships, internships and career development;

And significant representation among the teams devoted to marketing, publicity and distribution.

During the Oscar campaigns in 2022 and 2023, movies will have to submit a confidential “inclusion standards” form,

But that won’t prevent eligibility until the 96th Academy Awards.

Next year’s awards, encompassing movies released in 2020,

Have already been delayed by two months due to the disruptions to film distribution caused by the coronavirus.

The change was made in consultation with the Producers Guild of America,

And adapted from standards developed by the British Film Institute that must be met to earn funding for certain projects in the U.K.

The latest announcement follows a concerted push by the Academy to expand its membership ranks,

Admitting more women and people of color.

In June, an additional 819 new members were invited into the group,

45% of them women and 36% people of color.

Representation among the latter has more than doubled since the membership initiative began in 2016.

The Oscars made history earlier this year when “Parasite” was anointed best picture,

Becoming the first non-English-language film and first South Korean film to receive that prize.

NEW OSCAR REQUIREMENTS FOR HOLLYWOOD

Kirstie Alley slams new Oscars diversity and inclusion requirements: This is a disgrace to artists everywhere’

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday a new set of requirements for films to be awards-eligible,

In an effort to increase representation and inclusion in Hollywood, and it’s safe to say actress Kirstie Alley is not the least bit thrilled.

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy,

The Academy said it is limiting Best Picture award nominees — beginning with 2024’s slate of entries

To those that can meet requirements that “encourage equitable representation on and off screen”

By ensuring more people of color fill positions on a film set from the starring role to interns and everything in between, according to a press release published online.

Alley quickly took to Twitter to air her frustrations with the new standards, writing, “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere.”

Her tweet continued: “Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f–king paintings.

You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.”

Hours later, Alley tweeted that diversity and inclusion “should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children.”

The star was met with heavy criticism from her followers, with a majority taking shots at her acting career.

“Well cis, given your career (or lack there of) this won’t impact you. Ashe,” one user clapped back.

Another questioned Alley: “Interesting take considering most of the films you’ve acted in are overwhelmingly white.

Are you concerned about the lack of opportunities?

You know these new rules helps you as a woman, right? Studios tell who to put in movies all the time.”

DAWG SAYS: FUNNY HOW THESE CREATURES IN HOLLYWOOD,

THOUGH PRETTY MUCH UNINFORMED, CONTINUE TO TELL EVERYONE ELSE HOW TO LIVE AND ACT.

NOW WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR DOOR THEY COMPLAIN.

THE ONLY THING OF NOTE IS THE HYPOCRISY,

OTHER THAN THAT I COULD CARE LESS.


GEORGE FLOYD GO FUND ME FLUSH$$$

GEORGE FLOYD GO FUND ME FLUSH$$$

George Floyd’s Brother Ends $14.7 Million GoFundMe Memorial Account…One Day Before Release Of 3-Month Old Toxicology Report Revealing Floyd Died Of Overdose

His brother, Philonise Floyd started a GoFundMe account to raise money for his estate and for grief counseling.

The GoFundMe description, written by Philonise also mentions that the funds they collect will help to cover the costs of a funeral.

George was buried in a gold casket and placed in a mausoleum as part of his elaborate funeral.

Retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather donated $88,500 to cover the costs of George Floyd’s funeral.

GEORGE FLOYD GO FUND ME FLUSH$$$ WITH MAJOR DONATIONS

There is no mention of how the $14.7 million will be spent or where future funds from the two new memorial foundations will be distributed.

In the GoFundMe section of “commonly asked questions,” Philonise explains in question #4, that the money will be used for the family’s benefit.

In Philonise Floyd clarifies that 100% of the funds collected here will go to my family.

It’s now being reported that the toxicology report from May 31, 2020,

Shows George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose and the prosecution is being accused of waiting 3 months to make the report public.

May 31, 2020, NMS Labs forwarded Floyd’s toxicology report to the Hennepin County Medical Examiners’ Office.

SEE HERE:



Big League Politics reports – A summary of a conversation between Amy Sweasy, a Hennepin County Attorney, and Dr. Andrew Baker,

SEE HERE:

The chief medical examiner for the county, reveals that the former would conclude George Floyd died of a drug overdose if there were no other contributing factors.

The medical examiner makes the conclusion of an overdose death on the basis of blood samples collected from George Floyd at a Minneapolis hospital.

Dr. Baker reveals that Floyd’s blood tested positive for the presence of 4ANPP, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and norfentayl.

He described the level of fentanyl found in George Floyd’s bloodstream as a “fatal level under normal circumstances.”

At 7:30 p.m. on May 31, 2020, prosecutors “met” online with Dr. Andrew Baker, Chief Medical Examiner of Hennepin County, to discuss Floyd’s toxicology report.

DAWG SAYS: I DO NOT THINK THESE OFFICERS WERE INNOCENT BY ANY MEANS,

BUT THEY WERE AT LEAST AND PROBABLY NEGLIGENT IN GIVING HIM MEDICAL AID WHEN NEEDED.

BUT THERE WAS NO INTENT TO KILL.

AND THEY DID NOT SEARCH HIM OUT THEY WERE CALLED TO ASSIST IN A POSSIBLE CRIME IN PROGRESS.


HENDERSON USES CARES ACT MONEY

HENDERSON USES CARES ACT MONEY

Coronavirus relief money designed for

relief for people to remodel city hall entry

HENDERSON USES CARES ACT MONEY FOR THE CITY

Henderson is using $2 million of coronavirus relief money to pay for an expansion of a City Hall entrance.

Council members voted last week to expand the lobby outside the City Council chambers.

The vote added $2 million to an existing $14 million project to renovate the plaza and street in front of City Hall.

To complete the lobby portion of the project, council members approved the use of money from the federal CARES Act.

The vote comes as Henderson, like other governments, grapples with the financial squeeze of the pandemic.

Henderson is spending twice as much money on the lobby expansion as it currently is on a grant program for businesses.

Meanwhile, North Las Vegas, which received less CARES Act money from the county,

has put $3.25 million into a small-business grant program, a spokesman said.

City officials say the expansion will help with social distancing,

But the project had been discussed months before the coronavirus pandemic put normal life in America on hold.

Henderson was awarded nearly $30 million in CARES Act money from Clark County,

After the city missed out on a direct allocation of the aid.

The city is required to provide monthly reports of its use of the money.

The wide-ranging relief bill allows governments to recoup costs associated with the response to the coronavirus pandemic,

And may also be used for programs such as those that help small businesses.

Federal relief money may not be used on capital improvement projects that are not necessary due to the public health emergency,

According to U.S. Department of the Treasury guidelines.

However, the guidance does allow for the money to be spent on projects that improve mitigation measures.

Henderson Chief Financial Officer Jim McIntosh said the lobby project is an allowable use of relief money,

Because it brings the city in compliance with public health measures.

By contrast, North Las Vegas said it is spending less than $300,000 on modifying workspaces to allow for social distancing.

Henderson Assistant City Manager Robert Herr told council members last Tuesday that the project would add room for people to stand in line for security.

He said now is a good time to complete the project because the entry is already shut down while construction is underway outside.

The two-story expansion will add about 1,700 square feet to each floor, according to the city.

Its health screening space would include “enhanced air filtration/exchange”

And temperature screenings as part of the metal detector, city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said in an email.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of December, she has said.

DAWG SAYS: IT IS FUNNY HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NEEDS ALWAYS COME FIRST OVER THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEEDS AND PAY THEIR SALARIES.

COMMENTARY ON FRANK CARSON’S DEATH

COMMENTARY ON FRANK CARSON’S DEATH

THE INTERNET IDIOTS AND RESPONSE TO FRANK CARSON’S DEATH
BY MARTY CARLSON
8-14-2020

COMMENTARY ON FRANK CARSON’S DEATH

Just a quick observation of the events of the last few days.

One thing I noticed in society these days is that people have become enabled to exhibit extremely rude behavior.

Especially the keyboard warriors that do it under anonymous comments and fake profiles.

It seems to be standard practice these days for many shit heads to act like idiots just because they can.

There have been many nasty comments towards the passing of Frank Carson on other Facebook pages and websites.

I don’t know what benefit people would gain from that but it’s shallow, childish, and shows how big of shit heads people can be.

STANISLAUS NEWS IS ONE OF THOSE PAGES

Stanislaus news Facebook group page was one of those Facebook pages, that shows how idiotic and insensitive people can be.

It is no surprise due to one administrator who had inserted himself in the Frank Carson et al. case by doing recordings of people at the POP N CORK liquor store,

Also in the parking lot of the courthouse, and immediately taking all this information to Marlisa Ferriera and Kirk Bunch.

He was seen on numerous occasions socializing and talking to the DAs representatives.

Also of note at that time he had at least 2 Pending Court cases with multiple felony charges.

He also was involved in attempts to disrupt the podcasts, and many nasty comments on the website.

Especially during the time, he was getting treated for his illness at Stanford Hospital.

This is very angry man in the way that he displayed his personality and his thought process.

It appears that his activities did work in his favor as his cases were dismissed by none other than Marlisa Ferriera.

This man also needs to be careful because a lot of information from his past has been revealed, and I guarantee that he will not want that information brought out.

KOREY KAUFFMAN WAS NEVER ATTACKED ON DAWGS BLOG

Also of note the alleged victim in the Frank Carson et al. case was never degraded or put down because of his lifestyle that he chose to undertake.

It was never allowed on Dawgs blog, is not the adult thing to do and simply just not proper.

The young man left this world entirely too early, but that is one of the dangers of living the lifestyle that he chose.

But the family and friends of this young man have decided to be very vocal about the passing of Frank Carson and it simply a gutter trash thing to do.

And I don’t know why they feel the need to do such things, maybe it’s because they don’t want to admit who this young man really was.

I have also seen numerous comments in regard to karma and how that related to Frank Carson,

If that’s how it works than that would be karma that related to Korey Kauffman who was involved in the activities that he was involved in.

COMMENTARY ON FRANK CARSON’S DEATH

THEY OBVIOUSLY READ THE BLOG

And I did think it was hilarious when one person put up a screenshot of Dawgs blog’s report of the passing of Frank Carson and called it a “sketchy site.”

Note: just for fun I did get the description of sketchy:

1 : of the nature of a sketch : roughly outlined. 2 : wanting in completeness, clearness, or substance : slight, superficial the details are sketchy.

Sketchy | Definition of Sketchy by Merriam-Webster

http://www.merriam-webster.com › dictionary › sketchy

It appears gutter talk does not understand the meaning of the words used in their trash talk.

Frank Carson endured, like all the defendants did, a lot of things that should have never happened.

There was never any evidence put forth in this case that showed any involvements from the Carson et al. group.

There is no DNA, blood evidence, fingerprints, videos, audios, eyewitnesses, to show any involvement whatsoever.

It simply a case that never should’ve been an arrest made let alone taken to trial.

I’d like to commend all the massive viewers on Dawgs blog that viewed, commented, liked, shared, on the blog website or on the Facebook pages that it was put on,

And not one negative comment was made about the alleged victim in this case, about who we was in the lifestyle that he lived.

COMMENTARY ON FRANK CARSON’S DEATH

DAWGS BLOG READERS SHOWED CLASS

It shows that there is a better class of people out there in the world that just wanted to simply share their condolences to each other and especially the family.

This was the greatest honor that you could just bestowed on Frank Carson and his memory, it was an incredibly classy thing to do by all.

I did not have to remove any comments for being inappropriate, listen to any complaints about other comments,

It was just simply a huge outpouring of compassion towards Frank Carson and to his family and friends.

That is definitely not true of the other Facebook pages and websites that were talking a lot a gutter talk regarding Frank Carson.

Let them have that talk we have shown that we are better than that.

I am honored to have all you people as followers and readers and participants of the blog.

Just a note to tell you how pleased I am how you have responded and rose above the gutter talk.

Sadly too many of the other people have chosen to take the gutter route. Remembering

Remember, we can’t change others only ourselves.

Thank you all so much. You rose above it and showed class.

SINCERELY,

DAWG


 

ONLY IN BERKELEY CALIFORNIA

ONLY IN BERKELEY CALIFORNIA

May be 1st U.S. city to propose eliminating police from traffic stops, enforcement

ONLY IN BERKELEY CALIFORNIA

In the East Bay, in what’s believed to be a first in the nation proposal, the City of Berkeley has proposed ending police traffic enforcement.

Next week, Berkeley’s City Council will vote on a proposal to create a Department of Transportation,

and use employees in that department to make traffic stops instead of Berkeley Police officers.


“Most traffic stops don’t really warrant a police officer,”

said Darrell Owens, the co-executive of East Bay for Everyone, a housing and traffic non-profit.

He helped pitch the new, one-year plan to Berkeley City Council.

He says ideally the city would take money away from Berkeley PD to fund the new department.

“A minor traffic violation should not have resulted in the murder of a black or brown body,

But at the same time we can also re-examine the nature of punitive law enforcement and broken windows policing that makes traffic enforcement so deadly to begin with.”

Berkeley’s no stranger to radical ideas, but when it comes to this proposal,

Many people ABC7 spoke to in Downtown Berkeley were not necessarily ready for this new idea.

“That’s crazy,” said Adrian, who works in Berkeley and did not want to share his last name.

TRAFFIC STOPS ARE DANGEROUS

He does not think the proposal is a good idea. “Doing traffic stops is also a dangerous job.

You don’t know who you’re stopping!”


“Policeman are trained to deal with those situations,” said Patricia Kipnis, who has lived in Berkeley for 30 years.

She’s not surprised that the plan was proposed in Berkeley, but she does not support it.

“I think the police need to be doing what they do best, which is securing the safety of our population, including traffic violations.”

But, Berkeley resident, Tim Davis, has a different perspective.

“I get stopped when I’m in my car many times and there’s no straight answer for it…

And you know what it’s about, it’s about skin color,” said Davis, who added,

“I don’t think police should do everything in the City.”


“We don’t want to inhibit apprehending dangerous criminals or drunk drivers.

That is not the intent,” said Berkeley City council member, Lori Droste.

Along with the Mayor, Droste and two other Berkeley councilmembers are sponsoring the proposal.

“A serious discussion of the role of modern policing is incomplete without a conversation around traffic enforcement.”

Droste says it’s unclear right now where the funding for the program might come from.

DAWG SAYS: GEE WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

THEY WOULD ALSO NEED A CHANGE IN STATE LAW TO BE ABLE TO STOP A CAR, NOT JUST

ANYONE CAN DO IT.

THEY DO NOT HAVE THE TRAINING AND EXPERTISE THAT POLICE HAVE TO TESTIFY AND GAIN CONVICTIONS.

THE SAFETY FACTOR OF STOPPING CARS WILL PUT WHOEVER DOING STOPS IN DANGER

FROM DANGEROUS PEOPLE.

THEN WHAT IF THEY DO NOT STOP? HOW DO YOU FORCE A STOP?

WHAT IF THEY REFUSE TO SIGN THE TICKET? DO THOSE PEOPLE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO

MAKE ARRESTS?


OPINION FROM LA TIMES

OPINION FROM LA TIMES

Op-Ed: Is the California dream finished?

OPINION FROM LA TIMES

For all the persistent rhetoric from California’s leaders about this state being on the cutting edge of social and racial justice,

The reality on the ground is far grimmer.

Our new report on the state of California’s middle class shows a lurch toward a society in which power and money are increasingly concentrated.

And where upward mobility is constrained, amid shocking levels of poverty.

Most of this data doesn’t even account for the recent effect of the coronavirus outbreak,

Which has pushed the state’s unemployment rate to 15.5%, higher than the nationwide rate of 14.7%.

Even before the pandemic, California topped the nation in the widest gap between middle and upper-middle income earners,

And has become progressively more unequal in recent years.

But its greatest shame is the prevalence of poverty amid enormous affluence.

California’s poverty rate, adjusted for cost of living, is the highest of any state and was higher in 2019 than in 2007.

California’s political leaders like to talk about racial justice, but Latino and Black populations bear the brunt of the pain.

And by some measures, such as minority home ownership,

California remains far behind states such as Texas, Michigan, Arizona and Florida.

OPINION FROM LA TIMES ON CALIFORNIA

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers should stop trying to sell the myth of the California dream.

On its current trajectory, this state is socially, fiscally and economically unsustainable.

The biggest drivers of California’s poverty and staggering inequality are low-wage jobs and extraordinarily high housing costs.

But it’s not too late to change course if state policies that help create these twin crises are rolled back.

That means reforming business regulations and eliminating regulatory regimes that suppress development in the most populous counties.

Instead of encouraging high density growth along the ultra-pricey coastal areas,

We need an intensive, state-driven push for job development and housing creation in less costly peripheral regions.

Since 2008, the state has created five times as many low-wage jobs as high-wage jobs,

This is according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

The vast majority of jobs produced pay less than the median wage, and 40% pay under $40,000 a year.

 No metro area in California ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for well-paying jobs for people without a college degree,

but in 2019 four — Ventura, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego

OPINION FROM LA TIMES ON CALIFORNIA

Were among the 10 worst in the country for non-college educated people looking for better paying jobs.

State policies — particularly environmental regulations that have led to high energy prices and long approval processes to get development permits,

Have been key factors to constricting the creation of higher-paying jobs.

California’s energy prices, now among the highest in the nation,

Hit not only the pocketbooks of working and middle-class Californians but have discouraged more jobs in manufacturing.

And on July 1, the state gasoline tax rose again by 6%.

The state is also falling behind in creating business and professional service jobs, the largest high-wage sector.

Overall, California lost 1.6 million above-average-paying jobs in the past decade, more than twice as many as any other state.

This pattern could become worse if tech workers are given the option to work remotely after the pandemic ends.

In fact, as many as two out of three Bay Area tech workers say they would leave that area if they could.

OPINION FROM LA TIMES ON CALIFORNIA

This lack of good jobs converges with unaffordable housing to destroy hope for a better future for millions of Californians.

To qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced house  in the San Jose metropolitan area requires an annual income of about $250,000.

In Orange County, $167,000 is required, and in Los Angeles County $125,000.

Newsom has called for building 3.5 million new homes by 2025. 

Yet, according to our analysis of Census data, housing construction continues to lag (burdened by lengthy permit processes and often years of litigation)

With 110,000 housing units built in 2019 — far below the 302,934 units built in 1986 when California had one-third fewer residents.

At the current rate, it would require nearly 30 years to build 3.5 million homes.

Persistent housing shortages mean that most new single-family and apartment construction tends to be for the high-end market.

Only 7,800 of the new apartments built between 2015 and 2017 in Los Angeles — around 11% of total construction — are affordable,

With rents of around $1,842 a month.

By contrast, average rent on the 66,000 “market rate” apartments exceeds $2,500 a month.

With the Bay Area and coastal Los Angeles too expensive for most middle- and working-class families,

they have headed to places with more affordable housing but relatively few high-paying jobs.

The Inland Empire of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, for example, also suffers the lowest average pay of any of the nation’s 50 largest counties.

The COVID-19 pandemic offers California a way out of this dilemma,

If it can adjust to an already accelerating national movement away from dense cities and, even among millennials, toward suburbs.

Employees working from home, notes demographer Wendell Cox, have already passed the number of those using transit in Southern California

Before the pandemic and have now grown markedly everywhere. This would represent an environmental win:

It would allow commuters to work closer to home, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The many benefits of working remotely — or in dispersed business centers — are apparent,

OPINION FROM LA TIMES ON CALIFORNIA

In terms of giving affordable new choices to California families and companies.

This would mean rethinking state policies,

That have made reducing auto use a top priority and greenlighting projects in less expensive regions,

Rather than force development into areas where prices are highest and opposition to new development is often most intense.

There’s certainly room to grow, contrary to conventional wisdom.

Urbanization covered only 5.3% of the state in 2010, according to the Census Bureau data.

Rather than try to cram growth into a few areas, it would make sense to find ways to offer incentives to a new Tesla plant to Fresno or to Riverside County,

Or have Google put a customer support operation in Manteca rather than Mississippi, as it announced recently.

But unlike in other states, there is no coordinated strategy in California to help industry grow middle-class employment.

The biggest impediments are not physical or even fiscal,

But the willingness of state leaders to acknowledge the crisis for working people of all ages in California,

Made worse by the fallout from the pandemic.

The question is, do they care enough about economic and racial justice to build a vision and adopt policies that would give more people a shot at a decent job and affordable housing?

DAWG SAYS: AS FAR AS JOBS GO; CALIFORNIA HAS MANY RESOURCES IN ITS FAVOR- EXCEPT POLITICS.

YOU CANNOT TAX PEOPLE INTO PROSPERITY, SOME FEEL MONEY IS THE ONLY ANSWER, BUT IT IS NOT.

TAXES CHASE GOOD JOBS AWAY TO AREAS WHO REALIZE LESS RESTRICTIONS AND TAXES MEAN MORE JOBS,

ARIZONA-TEXAS-NEVADA. GOOD JOBS THAT NEED PEOPLE WILL DRIVE WAGES UP.

MORE FAST FOOD OUTLETS WILL NOT FIT THAT NEED.

ALSO, ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING PERMITS, INSPECTIONS, ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT REPORTS,

DRIVES THE COST OF HOUSING UP MAKING MORE UNAFFORDABLE FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON.

AND THERE IS AN EXODUS OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE STATE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.