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THE NOONER for June 16, 2015

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

Lawmakers Send Jerry Brown Incomplete Budget | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders and Jeremy B. White @
Vote meets deadline, ensuring lawmakers continue to be paid

No Budget Deal With Gov. Jerry Brown As Lawmakers Push New Spending Plan
California lawmakers began meeting on Monday afternoon to approve a new budget with $117.5 billion in general fund spending, more money than Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to include.

Gorell, Baca Switch Political Teams | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Republican Jeff Gorell becomes aide to LA Mayor Garcetti

Distracted Republican Lawmaker From Santa Clarita Accidentally OKs California Budget
Today's high

NIH boost masks GOP cuts elsewhere from Obama's budget
It represents a $14.55 billion cut from Obama's budget request for health, labor and education.

Bill Would Transfer Tower Bridge, Provide Some Funding For Streetcar Project -
If a bill before the California Legislature becomes law, the state would give the Tower Bridge to Sacramento and West Sacramento. The cities would also get $10 million.

Sen. Cannella Votes Against Unrealistic State Budget
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following the passage of the 2015-16 state budget:

Phil Graham, Stepson Of Pete Wilson, To Run For Assembly | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
He has worked abroad in business, life sciences

State Lawmakers Beat Budget Deadline, But No Deal Yet With Governor | Faultlines | Kqed News
If there is one narrative that Democrats in the California Legislature are working hard to kill, it’s that they have big differences left to iron out with Gov. Jerry Brown over a new state budget, differences reflected in the budget approved on Monday afternoon.

Brewing Notable With Mexican Roots Donates $1 Million To UC Davis Beer Program | The Sacramento Bee
Bill Lindelof @
Oregon State, other institutions also have received donations

Law enforcement officials get ready for Warriors celebration
Law enforcement officials get ready for Warriors celebration San Francisco law enforcement has the most recent experience dealing with sports victory celebrations that turn violent. Following the Giants’ World Series win in 2014, crowds poured into the streets in the Mission District and there were two shootings, graffiti, fires and other vandalism. In 2012, after the Giants won the championship, rioters lit a Muni bus on fire and danced on taxis. Officials in San Francisco are adding officers in “celebratory locations,” including the Mission, South of Market, Polk Street and the Marina, said Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesman. In the East Bay, Nelson said he’s been in ongoing conversations with Oakland law enforcement, lest the police force need mutual aid on Tuesday. Oakland city officials have canceled days off for all police officers, according to police union President Barry Donelan. Yet city administrators remain tight-lipped about their plans to maintain security, and Mayor Libby Schaaf has not revealed whether her office will apply its stay-on-sidewalks policy to any street revelry. “I’m actually very excited about the Warriors, but I’m not very excited about how operations have been done within the Police Department,” Donelan said, indicating that rank-and-file officers were also ordered to sacrifice a day off on June 5, for a scheduled antipolice protest that fizzled out quickly. Oaklandish CEO Angela Tsay said her business had its windows broken on the night in 2013 when George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, but otherwise has been untouched by the riots that sometimes break out in Oakland’s downtown corridor. Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney said she chose to postpone the council meeting as a courtesy to residents, so they wouldn’t have to choose between civic engagement and a historic basketball game. The team, which had already relocated from San Francisco to Oakland, was forced to play at the Cow Palace in Daly City because of an ice skating show scheduled at the arena. “I think Oakland is ready to turn the corner, not only with a basketball championship, but in terms of people’s behavior,” Gallo said.

Distracted GOP Lawmaker Accidentally OKs California Budget
ABC News @

Court Battles Loom Over Challenge To State Water Rights | Drought Watch 2015 | Kqed Science
Now that California officials have ordered water cutbacks for some of the oldest and most protected water rights holders in the state, we’re about to see if those orders will stick.

Jeb Bush Touts Record In Optimistic Kickoff Of Presidential Campaign
Republican Jeb Bush formally kicked off his presidential campaign Monday with a hopeful message about America’s future staked on his track record as Florida’s governor, while also differentiating himself from some of his GOP rivals.

Former ‘blue Dog’ Rep. Joe Baca Goes Republican
Today's high

Santa Ana's Pot Shop Raids, Marijuana Policy Targeted In Lawsuit
An Orange County marijuana dispensary and its members have filed a federal lawsuit accusing Santa Ana police officers of excessive force during a raid last month.

Senator Runner Proposes Amendments to Transportation Budget Trailer Bill
Senator Sharon Runner proposes removing the use of Cap and Trade funds for High Speed Rail from AB 95, the transportation budget trailer bill. The amendments were struck down by the majority party.

Garcetti Attended D.C. Fundraiser As L.A. Braced For Ezell Ford Ruling
As Los Angeles braced for a closely watched Police Commission ruling on the shooting of a mentally ill black man last week , Mayor Eric Garcetti said he needed to leave town to discuss issues of importance to the poverty- and crime-afflicted communities of South L.A. with officials at the White...