TV NEWS: South Korea Bans California Woman

on January 30, 2015
Take a lesson from Shin Eun-Mi, and DON'T write about North Korea. It will get you banned (yes, banned) from South Korea.

What do you think? Leave your comment(s) below, or tweet us @californiality.

#FBF: The Charles Manson Trial Comes to an End

This week in 1971, the Charles Manson trial ended with a conviction. Manson, along with Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkle were sentenced to life in prison. The conviction came following the murder of Sharon Tate and six others. Since the 1971 conviction, Manson has been up for parole, but has been denied each time. His next parole hearing is set for 2027,  when --if alive-- he will be 92 years old. He is considered crazy and a danger to society. Not sure why? Check out the pictures below.

TV NEWS: Whats in the CA 2015 $113 Billion Dollar Budget

on January 29, 2015
What's in the California budget for 2015? Here's a breakdown of the $113 billion budget.

Leave us a comment below, or send us a tweet @californiality.

#TBT: Vintage Nancy Reagan

Did you know Nancy Reagan was once in a Crest commercial? In honor of TBT (Throwback Thursday), we figured we'd share that with you. Now check out this old video of Nancy Reagan in all her product placement greatness.

TV NEWS: With the New Budget, State Workers to Pay for Own Benefits.

on January 28, 2015
According to a recent announcement by Governor Brown, state employees are now expected to pay into their state employee retirement health benefits.

Are you an employee of the state? If this affects you, let us know. Leave your comments below, or send us a tweet @californiality.

That's Not A Woman


The Oldest Living Thing in the World Lives in California

on January 27, 2015
The Great Basin Bristle Cone Pine Tree, found in the White mountain range, in the Inyo National Forest in California is the oldest living thing on the Earth. The trees look dead and for the most part they are. Only 20 feet tall, the trees are almost as wide around as they are tall. As the trees get older they grow out instead of up, averaging expanding their width by only an inch every 100 years. 

Most of the bark of the tree is dead, only a small part of the tree trunk is actually alive and is connected to a giant body of dead wood.

TV NEWS: Huge Medicaid Subsidies Expire in California

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Federal government provided subsidies for lower income individuals and families. Now that these subsidies are ending, what will Californians do for health care?

News DETAILS & VIDEO analysis...below

TV NEWS: Feds Tell California to Allow Foie Gras

on January 26, 2015
Sorry, animal rights activists, but the ban on foie gras has been overturned.

Please share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below, or send us a tweet @californiality.

Philosophy by Californians: Apple Computers

We love philosophy, especially when it comes from Californians. This week, we'll be listening to some philosophy from Apple (Yes, Apple. You know, the ones responsible for iMac, Macbook, and the oh-so-famous iPhone.)

So take a look at the video, and think about it. Would you agree this is how Californians should think?

Californiality TV 2015 Schedule of Shows and Topics.

on January 23, 2015
Here's a list of what you can expect for 2015. Have a topic you'd like us to address? Leave a comment, or send a tweet @californiality.

#FBF: Howard Hughes Breaks Transcontinental Record in 1937

On January 19,1937, Millionaire Howard Hughes flew from Los Angeles to Newark,NJ in just 7 hours 28 minutes and 25 seconds in a Northrop Gamma H-1 plane. Here is a picture of him emerging from that plane.

TV NEWS: The Great Plastic Bag Ban Just Might Float Away

on January 22, 2015
San Francisco has already implemented the plastic bag ban, but will the rest of California follow? The new  law banning plastic bags is set to take effect in July, but we're wondering if it will.

What are your thoughts? Tweet us @Californiality, or comment on Facebook!

#TBT: Building the golden gate bridge 1933

This week for throwback Thursday is an awesome video on how the Golden gate bridge was made.Enjoy..

Is This Too Bold? California Group Says Our State Is Better If It “Go It Alone”

on January 20, 2015
The California based non-profit “Sovereign California” has launched a recent booster campaign aimed at raising awareness among Californians – that California could do better for itself – IF it operated more independently. Not full independence but very close. 

The phrase is using is “Go it alone”

This is a very bold stance to take. Are they right? Here is their argument below...What do you think? 

UPDATE: Californiality called it first....California is 7th largest economy – not 8th.

Courtesy Yaymicro
UPDATE: Californiality called it first.

Official news comes out recently showing that California's economy is actually larger than Brazils.
"California is overtaking Brazil as the world’s seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy."

We are very pleased that Californiality reported on this trend in September of last year, and it took until January of this year for official news to reach the same conclusion.

TV NEWS: Drought update..Snow cap results .Positive news?

Poem: The Necessity of Sorrow

by Anthony Marcolongo
...originally written in 2012

In the affairs of men,
There comes a time,
When sorrow must,
Be endured, even embraced.

TV NEWS: 2015 New CA Laws (Part 4) " Health and wellness "

on January 19, 2015
Having a hard time getting your birth control covered? There are new California laws concerning your health that you should be aware of.

Discuss these issues and more on Twitter.

Philosophy by Californians: Bill Murray

Every week we here at Californiality will provide a look at philosophies provided by Californians.

Take a look. Think. Do you agree this is something that Californians should think?

This week we listen to Bill Murray

TV NEWS: 2015 New CA Laws "Children & Schools" (Part 3)

on January 16, 2015
Did you know school's are now required to have epinephrine detectors to treat children with allergies? Here's a list of the latest California laws affecting children and schools in 2015.

#FBF: Bridget"Biddy"Mason Died in 1891

For this week's FBF, we'd like to highlight a woman brought to California by a slave owning Mormon. Bridget "Biddy" Mason not only escaped slavery, but became a nurse and a wealthy landowner. She formed schools and food pantries for the poor and African-Americans. Furthermore, she founded the first African-American church. Her charity was known, and most people called her Grandma Mason. Below is a picture of this inspirational woman known as "Biddy".

Californians Support Free Health Care for "Undocumented" More Than Any Place in America

on January 15, 2015
Nationally, 29% of Americans said that "Illegal" or "Undocumented Immigrants" should receive access to free health care, while 71% of American said they should not.  Compare that to California, where 35% of Californians said YES, undocumented Californians should receive access to free health care, while 65% of Californians said no.

Interestingly enough the next closest state to Californians opinions on this issue, is not another state that has a high degree of Immigrants, legal or undocumented from  Latin America, but the State of Maine that has a large amount of immigrants from Canada (which has had universal free medical care for years).

TV NEWS: 2015 New CA Laws Relating to Technology and the Internet

Here are the new California laws affecting technology and the internet. Aware of something we're not? Shoot us a tweet @californiality.

California Takes Care of its Own

Original reporting by Douglas J Bloomer

Who wouldn't appreciate a good meal, some great food items to bring home, entertainment and FREE toys for the 'little ones"?

Everyone, of course, but doesn’t it sound 'too good to be true'?

Tending the Roots in a STEM-Crazed World: What Poetry Brings to a Classroom

By Prartho Sereno

For whatever reason, I emerged from the wee hours of childhood on a quest. (Perhaps we all do.) Alone on a rainy afternoon, or catching butterflies in the summer fields, or deep in the throes of a fever dream, I had bumped into some mysterious inhabitants of my inner realms, and I intended to get to know them better.  And so, it was with great expectations that I entered the University Grand Hall for my first lecture in Psych 101. Perhaps I would get my first glimpse behind the curtain of human experience, to look in on its unadorned figure. But in his first lecture, my professor leaned into the podium, cleared his throat, and pronounced: “Psychology is a science, and … [dramatic pause] … as a science, it’s purpose is to predict and control … human behavior.”

#TBT: Rare Footage in Southern California 1951 (Part 2)

Today's TBT viewing pleasure is a collection of rare footage found at garage yard sales ,etc. It features Chariot races at Kellogg's Arabian Horse Farm, and a rodeo at Wrigley Field West, former home of PCL Champs Los Angeles Angels. For more info on the awesome guys who fix these old reels. Check them out here.

TV NEWS: 2015 New CA Laws "Undocumented" (Part 1)

on January 14, 2015
It's the second week of 2015, and there's already quite a few laws you need to be aware of. Know of new CA laws you don't see on this list? Shoot us a tweet @californiality!