Katy Grimes


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Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBabe, and Senior Media Fellow with Energy and Environmental Institute. A longtime political analyst, she has written for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, Watchdog.org, The Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog, The San Francisco Examiner, The Business Journal, E&E Legal, The Sacramento Bee, Legal Insurrection, Canada Free Press, and Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette, and can be heard regularly on many talk radio shows each week.

Most Recent Articles by Katy Grimes:

The Unsavory Rot Uncovered In Catholic Dioceses

Aug 16, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Unsavory Rot Uncovered In Catholic Dioceses
Outside of the Catholic Church, high-risk, sexually violent and repeat sex offenders are required to register on sex offender registries for life, and in California are listed on the Megan’s Law public website. Within the Catholic Church, homosexual priests are offered rehabilitation. Pedophile priests are moved to another parish and avoid prosecution. Why should or would Catholic parents send their children into harms way to Catholic schools inside Catholic parishes run by corrupted Bishops?

The explosive news Tuesday that the long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses has finally been released, with horrifying abuses exposed over many decades.


Sen. Feinstein vs. de Leon: California Cesspool Politics

Aug 15, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Sen. Feinstein vs. de Leon: California Cesspool Politics
Why is California such a cesspit of political corruption? Both U.S. Senate candidates from California have some serious legal troubles and should spend time in the pokey.

For 20 years, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) employed a Chinese spy on her staff. When the FBI notified her about the spy on staff, Feinstein allowed him to retire, but claimed she fired him. Why wasn’t he immediately arrested by the FBI?


California Wildfires Caused By Radical Environmentalists, Not Climate Change

Aug 12, 2018 — Katy Grimes

California Wildfires Caused By Radical Environmentalists
Our forests are now catastrophically overgrown, often carrying four times the number of trees the land can support.  In this stressed and weakened condition, our forests are easy prey for drought, disease, pestilence and fire.—Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)

The United States Forest Service was originally founded to protect forests from the ravages of fire to preserve it for future generations. That thinking was abandoned in favor of the flawed “no-use movement,” or the “rewilding” theory, which blames humans for the “degradation of our planet.”  “Rewilding the land can repair damage we’ve caused and reconnect us to the natural world,” National Geographic claims.

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CA Lawmakers Enjoy Private DMV Inside Capitol, While Refusing to Order Audit for the Great Unserved

Aug 9, 2018 — Katy Grimes

CA Lawmakers Enjoy Private DMV Inside Capitol, While Refusing to Order Audit for the Great Unserved
California State lawmakers and bureaucrats are appearing more and more like members of the Stalinist-era political elite in Eastern Europe, which enjoyed a gratuitous level of luxury, power and privilege. Our lawmakers certainly are, as they snub requests for any government accountability.

Despite complaints across the state about outrageous wait times at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles offices, state lawmakers “sided with the Brown administration Wednesday and refused to order an official audit into its management,” the VC Star reported.


CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016

Aug 9, 2018 — Katy Grimes

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016
Last year, as all Hell was breaking loose in California as residents were burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, Gov. Jerry Brown was jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda, and calling this California’s ‘new normal.’

“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.

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#MeToo Fails Falsely Accused State Employees in Jerry Brown’s Corrupt CA

Aug 8, 2018 — Katy Grimes

#MeToo Fails Falsely Accused State Employees in Jerry Brown's Corrupt CA
The failure of the #MeToo movement to offer any sincere or legitimate help to women who have actually been sexually harassed is California Legislature with the many harassers who are still employed. In Gov. Jerry Brown’s California, the tail is wagging the dog in state employment, helped along with gross media complicity.

Case-in-Point: A state employee falsely accused of harassment by disgruntled subordinates was never allowed his day in court on any of the charges, yet the state paid off one of his accusers $276,500, and two others $841,500. He was exonerated in all three cases, so why did the state make the settlements?


Part ll: Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses

Aug 3, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses
The conspiracy of silence in the Catholic Church over scandals involving sex, homosexuality, cover-ups, payouts, betrayal, and corruption have left many Catholics disillusioned and even angry. Corruption wears many disguises, including liturgical garments.

As Part l of “Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses”, I addressed, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto as one such cover-up agent, according to many area Catholics—not just many Catholics, but every Catholic in the region I’ve spoken to says this.

One issue in particular is beloved Fr. Jeremy Leatherby, formerly parish priest of Presentation of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. Fr. Leatherby was formerly “suspended” over dubious allegations of crossing “ministerial boundaries.”


Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses

Aug 1, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento
The conspiracy of silence in the Catholic Church over scandals involving sex, homosexuality, cover-ups, payouts, betrayal, and corruption have left many Catholics disillusioned and even angry.

Corruption wears many disguises, including liturgical garments.

There is a cancer in the Catholic Church that needs to be eradicated. The cancer is not Catholicism, rather it is about the dangerous, corrupt behavior in too many of the Bishops. The traditional role of a bishop is as head of a diocese—the buck stops with the Bishop.


John Cox Takes On California’s ‘Out-of-Touch Elites’

Jul 25, 2018 — Katy Grimes

California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox
California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox has a message for California voters: “Help is on the way.”

If you ask Cox what he’s talking about, you’ll get a very clear answer: “Once the land of promise and opportunity, California today is on the brink of financial insolvency, thanks to the failed policies of the Jerry Brown Liberal Democrats.”


‘New Way California’ is Wrong Way

Jul 23, 2018 — Katy Grimes

'New Way California' is Wrong Way
An odd group of Republican centrists and has-beens formed New Way California earlier this year. They claim New Way is needed because they are “committed to policies that increase opportunities for all Californians.”

As the Los Angeles Times explains in Schwarzenegger and Kasich back Republicans looking for a ‘new way’ for California’s party, Chad Mayes “started it after he stepped down as the leader of his Assembly caucus last summer amid criticism for helping Democrats renew California’s landmark climate program.”


The Sniveling Outbursts of the Lefty Toddler Media

Jul 19, 2018 — Katy Grimes

The Sniveling Outbursts of the Lefty Toddler Media
Some years back, during the George W. Bush administration, I remember Dennis Prager explaining the toddler-like hysterics of the left: “If you want to understand the Left, the best place to start is with an understanding of hysteria. Leading leftists either use hysteria as a political tactic or are actually hysterics.”

Flash forward a dozen years to 2018 and it appears that the hysterical left is even more unhinged—think of a hitting, kicking, biting, scratching toddler in a tantrum.


CA Dems Paint Rosy Picture of Failing California

Jul 17, 2018 — Katy Grimes

CA Dems Paint Rosy Picture of Failing California
A homeless camp at Market Street and 5th Street is photographed on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) (camp 20)

The future of California is not looking as rosy as the state’s Democrat Party politicians want us to believe. Whenever challenged on the stability of his economy, Gov. Jerry Brown’s knee-jerk retort is, “California is the fifth largest economy on the planet,” as if the size of the economy in the most populous state in the nation is relevant. With nearly 40 million people, California now feels and looks like a Banana Republic in the cities, as well as rural areas in the state.

Whether you are forced to check the public defecation map to navigate the streets of San Francisco, are on the 57 freeway in Santa Ana looking at miles of homeless tent cities and camps, or you are dodging heroin-addicted homeless zombies around the State Capitol and on residential streets in Sacramento, the results are the same—Nearly one-third of the nation’s homeless population lives in California.


Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

Jul 14, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General
Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running to keep his office. The case was heard Friday morning in Sacramento Superior Court.

When Becerra filed his election paperwork with the California Secretary of State, he represented that he was qualified for the position of Attorney General. However, according to Early, Becerra had been unlicensed by the California State Bar Association for 26 years when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed him, and continues to be unqualified for the elected position based on California Election Code.


Jerry Brown’s California: Socialist, Climate-Conscious Open Borders Utopia

Jul 9, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Jerry Brown's California: Socialist, Climate-Conscious Open Borders Utopia
Food or Fish, Liberty or Oppression, Victim or Fighter? We Californians have many decisions to make about our future, thanks to our maniacal third-World wanna-be dictator-Governor Jerry Brown—a childless Marxist, who cares only about himself. Brown has never lived a life that calls upon one to sacrifice for the benefit of one’s own family and children. And it shows.

The narcissistic manic Gov. Jerry Brown, California’s four-term Democratic Governor is mostly responsible for the decline of the state. The once-golden state is now a socialist, climate-conscious utopia with open borders. This has occurred, cheered-on and virtually uncriticized by California’s mainstream media—almost as if the media is state-run.

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OIG Horowitz Report Implicates Recent California Gubernatorial Candidate

Jul 3, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz (left), California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra,  Amanda Renteria (right)

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 18 on Horowitz’s review of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 presidential race. However, there is one explosive piece of information that isn’t getting much attention, and that’s the connection between Clinton campaign Political Director Amanda Renteria and Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch. If Amanda Renteria’s name rings a bell it’s because she also recently ran for California Governor in the primary election.




Ministry of Truth: California Bills Would Create Fake News Advisory Commission

Jun 27, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Ministry of Truth: California Bills Would Create Fake News Advisory Commission
Democrat California lawmakers are pushing legislation to create jack-boot agents of government through a “Fake News Advisory Council”—an Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth’ for the news they don’t like.

After having my Capitol Press Credential revoked in 2015 and only reissued after an Open Records Act request of 10-years of press credential applications, and viable threats of a First Amendment lawsuit, it appears Democrats in the California Legislature still don’t believe in making no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.


Democrats’ Civil War On America and Americans

Jun 25, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Democrats' Civil War On America and Americans
In a collective national temper tantrum, leftist-Democrats across the country continue to openly reject the election of President Donald Trump in 2016.

I used to just write about the “Two Californias,” a phrase coined by Victor Davis Hanson to describe the urban elite, out-of-touch coastal communities, and the rural inland agricultural areas. “We may speak of the richness of “diversity,” but those who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income—whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools, or social-service offices,” Hanson explained.


Capitol Cover Up: Self-Serving Lawmakers Implement Toothless Sexual Harassment Policy

Jun 20, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Capitol Cover Up: Self-Serving Lawmakers Implement Toothless Sexual Harassment Policy
While the California Legislature is trying to ban reparative therapy for gays who don’t want to live a gay lifestyle, the sham sexual harassment investigations of predatory lawmakers continue en force with lawmakers still enjoying attorney-client privilege, which I have written about since November 2017.


Anarchy In CA: No Enforcement of Quality of Life Laws

Jun 16, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Anarchy In CA: No Enforcement of Quality of Life Laws
A recent report from the Public Policy Institute of California claimed that crime in California has not increased, and recidivism rates decreased due to Proposition 47. “We find no evidence that violent crime increased as a result of Proposition 47,” the Executive Summary reports.

The truth is very different. Cities all across the state of California are under siege with the explosion of California homelessness, as well as the reclassification of many crimes. This is directly linked to the radical left’s determination to empty out the jails and prisons through legislation and ballot initiatives, claiming to be for safe neighborhoods and the well-being of our children.


California’s Delta Tunnels: An Unnecessary $15 billion, 15-Year Jobs Program

Jun 9, 2018 — Katy Grimes

California's Delta Tunnels: An Unnecessary $15 billion, 15-Year Jobs Program
Last weekend as my husband and I were enjoying vin rouge and fromage at one of our favorite Delta wineries in Clarksburg, CA, we discussed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed Delta Tunnels project, and how it would destroy the historical, rich agricultural region. Some of our favorite wineries, and all of the Delta agriculture could end up under water and/or the land rendered useless if Gov. Jerry Brown’s unnecessary Delta Tunnels project is actually built.

The tunnels project proponents claim it is needed to deliver significantly more, better quality water to Southern California cities and Central Valley farms, and deliver water more reliably—at an original cost estimate of more than $26 billion. When it became evident that the excessive cost was a bad deal for ratepayers as well as the Delta, Gov. Jerry Brown and his appointed water cronies scaled back the project to a single tunnel and a $15 billion price tag in an effort to keep his legacy project alive. However, a single-tunnel would deliver only two-thirds of the water the twin-tunnel project promised.