California Preschools Faced ‘Raid’ Over Mask Policies 

Interviews with toddlers by the mask police cause parents to balkCalifornia authorities could simply look on the school’s website to find out Aspen Leaf Preschool’s policies regarding masking. They conducted instead what Aspen Leaf’s school owner called “simultaneous and multi-school raids” at Aspen Leaf’s three schools to verify student masking and interview preschoolers about their experiences.

The San Diego preschool does not allow children to wear masks since last summer. Howard Wu, the owner of the preschool in San Diego said that he was open to discussing the pandemic surrounding not masking children. He also explained the reasons behind it. Fox News Digital interviewed Howard Wu. The policy is on our website. The mask guideline states that children should not mask their eating or sleeping habits. Full-day child care lasts for three hours so any masking is not a good idea. The policy was supported and accepted by all the families except one in January.

Wu is now speaking out—in the media and on his own website—about the visits from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), which took place on January 19. The department’s licensing unit privately interviewed children as young 2 years old about their need to wear masks.

Wu described these interviews as “inappropriate and unnecessary.” Wu stated that masks were not required by the school and was therefore open to the idea. He did not need to interview preschoolers prior issuing a warning. Fox said that they could have given us a notice in less than five minutes. He suggested that they would let him take the challenge to Fox through the appropriate channels. “The multi-school raids simultaneously and child interviews felt like a power game.”

Wu made a complaint regarding the agency and cited parents who were not happy with having their little children question by the state.

“I understand that while the licensing agency is authorized to conduct private interviews with the children—this authority was put in place and intended for use when there is a situation of possible abuse, which is ENTIRELY absent from this situation,” commented one parent.

Another commented, “I don’t feel that this interview served my kid’s safety and well-being. I also believe it might have left a negative impression about her obligation to talk with stranger adults in private without knowing caretakers.”

Wu further suggested that Social Services department does not have the power to enforce California Department of Public Health’s Mask mandate.

But the department is not in agreement. Wu was informed by the department that they are authorized to enter licensed child care facilities at any time and without prior notice to ensure compliance or to prevent violations of laws and regulations. Aspen Leaf Preschool received a Type A citation, which is described by the department on their website as the “most serious” type of violation.

The school appealed the citation. It is making masks for children 2 years old and older.


Russian-inspired tactics are becoming more obnoxious in UkraineRussian forces attacked a Mariupol hospital, bombing it on Wednesday. Volodymyr Zeleskyy, President of Ukraine, said that the bombing proved “a genocide by Ukrainians”

“Perilous situations were growing in several Ukrainian cities as Russian forces closed in on them, striking more civilian targets, leaving many people without the basic necessities like food and water. The New York Times reports. “Thousands of civilians were able, despite the ceaseless efforts to evacuate Sumy. But in other cities for the fourth consecutive day, Ukrainian officials stated that Russian shelling had thwarted all attempts to make safe passages for civilians. Read more Times:

Russian troops seized Chernobyl’s nuclear power station, taking it with them in days following President Vladimir V. Putin’s invasion. The outside supply of electricity was then cut, which could have an impact on the safety and security of the nuclear waste that is stored at the plant. Although the plant currently has power backup and no radiation leaks were detected, it is still a potential threat for the area.

Russia may also be using thermobaric weaponry.

The Ukrainian and Russian governments met in Turkey today to discuss a ceasefire.

Nancy Rommelmann has just published her latest dispatch from Lviv.

“From a perch on the West, it is easy to see the world against Russian President Vladimir Putin,” But “look deeper,” Anthony Faiola wrote and Lesley Wroughton. The Washington Post.


Wyden requests data about DHS financial surveillance.Ron Wyden (oregon Democratic senator) is criticizing the Department of Homeland Security’s bulk and indiscreet surveillance of money transfers between Americans, Mexicans and Americans. Wyden wrote a letter about Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which was launched in 2019 and ended last January. Wyden addressed it to DHS Inspector General. February 2022 “was the first time anyone in Congress had been told about the program,” in which HSI “used its customs summons authority…a type of administrative subpoena—to conduct bulk surveillance of Americans’ financial records,” wrote Wyden.

Wyden’s staff was told by HSI that they used custom summonses in order to get approximately 6 million records on money transfers exceeding $500 to Arizona, California New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.


Are you worried about Biden’s crypto order? Don’t be.While I do not like to say “nothingburger,” it’s the right way to refer to the much-hyped executive order that President Joe Biden signed on yesterday regarding cryptocurrency. The whole article can be found here. It is necessary for federal staff and agencies to examine various aspects of digital currencies, and then submit reports.


• Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to spend another $1.5 trillion. Details here ReasonEric Boehm,.

• The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the operation.

• Today in performative sanctions: The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra will “remove music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer, from its all-Tchaikovsky concert, calling it ‘inappropriate at this time.'”

• Lactation consultant Mary Jackson and the public interest law firm Institute for Justice pushed back against a 2016 Georgia law that made obtaining a specific international association’s license the only way to legally work as a lactation consultant in the state. The state court has declared unconstitutional the lactation consultant licensing law.

• Nick Gillespie talks to Laura Kipnis about “sexual paranoia.”

• Former President Donald Trump’s “Truth Social” app is experiencing a lackluster rollout.

• The U.S. Senate just passed a plan for a major overhaul of the Postal Service—to the tune of $107 billion. This measure is now headed to President Joe Biden who will likely sign it.