California never received its 911 protection funding – and was left vulnerable by the Federal gov to terrorist attack!...the true story you never heard of.

on October 24, 2014
Although California was the most prone to be attacked by terrorists after 911 – according the Federal government – California never received the money it needed by the Federal government to protect itself from a terrorists attack. 

California although the number one likely spot for a second 911 attack was essentially left completely vulnerable by Federal authorities…for half a decade after 911. Did you know that?

A group of Californians thinks that’s unforgivable and shows a clear lack of concern for California – they think the Federal government deserves a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE for this oversight.

Californiality visits : Fresno historical society 25th anniversary of civil war reenactments.Shermans battle

Article written by Andrew G.
Californiality visited Kearney park this last weekend.It was the 25th anniversary of reenactments there at the park.We gave 13 year old junior reporter Desiree a camera and told her to go for it.Out of it came this video.We just put it together .This year boasted the battles of Shermans march.

SERIES "Flash back Friday - This week in CA history" The hayward earthquake of 1868

The Hayward earthquake of 1868.Formerly known as the great San Francisco earthquake up until 1906.This was a 6.8 to 7.0 tremor earthquake that rippled for 20 miles.Check out these pics.

Reason foundation editor - gives “view” on California

on October 22, 2014
Courtesy mediaite
Matt Welch is the editor of Reason foundation, a magazine dedicated to libertarian ideals. 

He recently sat down with Cal Watch Dog to talk about the state of California. 

Welch has been around, writing on California for Reason magazine at least since 2005. His columns have appeared earlier this year in 2014, and he wrote extensively about California during our very troubled year of 2009.  

NRF survey: Hottest Kids costumes of 2014 .

Courtesy wondercostumes.com
Its that time of the year again.A record number of you are going to buy costumes this year for yourself or your children.The national retail federation took a survey of what costumes kids are wanting.

NEWS UPDATE: Earthquakes are in California's future!

on October 21, 2014
Courtesy Dreamstime
Scientist released a study recently that predicts that a major earth quake will happen soon. 

The study was conducted in partnership between the US Geological survey and the Geosciences department at San Francisco state university, and focused on examining the San Andreas fault network of Northern California.

The group of researchers noticed that the tectonic plates that rub up against each other at the San Andreas fault line had stopped moving. This is not good.  

NEWS UPDATE: Ancient Egyptian artifacts found in California?

Courtesy dunescenter.org
A 12 foot tall, 5 ton, Egyptian sphinx was found in Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California, which are located just between San Louis Obispo and Santa Barbara along the coast.

Surprised that such ancient history could be found in California?

Well the sphinx comes not from a time of the Pharaohs of Egypt, but from a time of the Golden age of Hollywood in California.

Haunted Locations: Alcatraz Prison Museum San Francisco,California

Courtesy inetours.com
Alcatraz

Come visit the place that housed such criminals as Al Capone and "The Birdman".

A military prison that used to host the harshest conditions for even the toughest criminals.Up until it became a federal prison it had a history of suicides and murders.Ghosts of deadly riots and punishing conditions leave a lot of dead walking the halls.
Check out these October tours of Alcatraz island.

SPECIAL REPORT: California has the worst of everything!

California has the worst tax rate in all of America. While that is bad enough at the exact same time, California also has the worst of all types of infrastructure of essentially any state in the Union. We the pay the most and receive essentially the worst service here in California.
Here is a quick review, looking at the state of California's Roads, Bridges, Dams, Levees, Schools, and Federal buildings.

California still the poorest place in America…how can that be?

on October 20, 2014
Courtesy Politic365
Under a new measure of tracking poverty by the US Census, California is now considered to be the state with the highest level of poverty in the nation – beating New Mexico and Nevada, with almost a full 25% of the California population officially below the national poverty level.

We're confused at Californiality by this news.

Recently the Governor has said that the California economy is in a rebound, yet...we don’t seem to have improved that much over the last couple of years during this “Great recession”.

Time to laugh - Californians caught off guard


Movie Night: Watch these true Scary stories from California

Courtesy Ms Fit Mag
Watch these documentaries on California Ghost stories, covering the most famous haunted places around our State.









SERIES: "Who am I" - guess this famous Californian

on October 19, 2014
I was born in Yorba Linda.
I grew up in Fullerton
I was offered a chance to go to Harvard but I turned it down to go to a University in Whittier
Later on I married the daughter of the Chief of Police of Whittier
I was almost a governor of California
I actually grew up quite poor, although you might never have guessed
The FBI turned down my application to join, so instead I started my own business in La Habra
I was also put in charge of running the Navy's Air base in Alameda


Haunted Locations:The Whaley house . Old town San Diego ,California.

on October 18, 2014
Courtesy Whaleyhouse.org
The Whaley House located in San Diego,California.

Featuring such ghosts as "Yankee Jim" and the original owner Thomas Whaley himself.Let alone the numerous"young lady" sightings.

There have been so many ghost sightings even on regular tours.

Haunted Locations: Battery Point Lighthouse Crescent city,California

Courtesy Wikipedia
The Battery point light house, located in Crescent City,California.

There are many rumored ghost stories of the place.It has been open since 1856.Survived great storms.If only those walls could talk.At least there are tours available but only during lowtide.It is one of our top spooktacular trips to take and a beautiful place to see.

Leona's Spiritual Insights: Journaling intentions and coincidences

on October 17, 2014
Courtesy Merlin-Works
By Leona Byrne

Intentions and coincidences can be written down in your journal every day or whenever they occur. Setting an intention means deciding to do or be something.

Write down your intention in the morning. If you like you can write it down on a 3 x 5 card to remind yourself during the day. That isn't always necessary but it can be helpful.

Intentions are not a to-do list but more of a process of what you want to do or be. For example you might say, my intention today is to work with clarity and ease and grace.

SERIES "Flash back Friday - This week in CA history" -Stockton detention facility closes 1942

This week in California history.The Stockton Assembly Center was one of fifteen temporary detention centers (euphemistically called "assembly centers") administered by the Wartime Civil Control Administration. Most Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the West Coast were sent to one of these centers during the spring and summer of 1942 while the more permanent concentration camps were being prepared.

SERIES:"Throwback Thursday-California style"- A haunting in Sacramento on the “Queen Mary”, 2009

on October 16, 2014

EVENT: Boss's day

Courtesy Dreams Time
The idea of having a day to celebrate your boss came about in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski wanted to create a special day to celebrate her boss, who was also her dad. In 1962, the Governor of the state where Patricia lived declared it a holiday, and the idea has spread across America since.

In fact the idea has become so popular that is has spread past America and into other countries such as Canada, Lithuania, Australia, India, and South Africa, Ireland and England.



NEWS UPDATE: Californian advances to final round in national modeling competition

on October 15, 2014
We wrote about Allie Moore recently here at Californiality. She has a very inspiring story about why she is competing in a beauty contest and how it makes her feel empowered. 

She recently gave us an update - read below: 
...

Hey Californiality, I completed “Americas It Girl” competition.

Understanding Southern California’s demographic future...analyzing the population and economic trends of a trend setter

By Patrick Atwater
Courtesy Synthicity
Introduction


“As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.”
Alison Lurie, American Novelist

How big is California - in maps!

We are the 8th largest economy in the world. Meaning that we have the power of a International Super power.  We are also the largest state in terms of population compared to any other state in America.

However, its difficult to quantify how much larger California is compared to other states. Or its difficult to get an accurate impression with just numbers.

So here is a collection of maps that SHOWS how much larger California is compared to any other state in the Union...no number crunching needed to understand!

Black Belt Bimbos – my trials as a woman who was actually trying to learn martial arts

By Debbie Goodman

There are "groupies" of all types, "Buckle Bunnies" chase cowboys, "Puck Bunnies" chase Hockey Players, "Groupies" chase musicians in bands (Hence the term "Group-ies". But in my opinion, the most deplorable of all, is the "Black Belt Bimbo", for she gives a bad name to Martial Arts.

Californian at forefront of curing Ebola - She needs your help CA!

on October 14, 2014
Courtesy New York Daily News
Professor Erica Ollman Saphire who directs Ebola research at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego was at the forefront of developing the Ebola vaccine that saved two American doctors who contracted the virus recently.

She also has taken it upon herself to help raise money for continued Ebola research to develop a cure.


OPINION: Is this the price of progress in California?






by Linda Marquez

Vintage Postcard

"The times they are a changin'". That's what I keep hearing and it seems to be true. When I think back on all of the changes that have come about in the last fifty years or so I am amazed! Most homes now have a home computer,almost everyone has a cell phone, and it seems that no matter what it is you want to do 'there's an app for that'.


Who is the developing country - China or USA?

on October 13, 2014
By Louis Marinelli
Courtesy Wikimedia
Americans like to divide the world into different tiers of development in relation to their nations living standard. Often, Americans view China as a developing country  - but then again, just last week China overtook the United States as the world’s largest economy.  

Sure, the United States still has the world’s largest economy based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but when Purchasing Power Parity is taken into account, China is now the world’s largest economy. 

EVENT: Indigenous people's day

Courtesy UCSD news
This day was formed to provide an alternative to Columbus Day, by recognizing that the colonizing of America actually resulted in genocide and a loss of power for Native peoples. The idea to replace Columbus day with something else started in 1977 at the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas held in Geneva, Switzerland .

You can see a photo of this historic meeting here .


SERIES: "Who am I" - guess this famous Californian

on October 12, 2014
I am part Jewish, Syrian, Russian, Ukrainian, very multi-racial, very California.
I was born in San Fernando
I was educated in Van Nuys
I studied professionally for my career in Palm Springs
Also obtained a degree in broadcasting at Northridge
Later on I became famous working for this Los Angeles franchise
Then I became famous again for being on this very popular show filmed in Hollywood