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THE NOONER for July 6, 2015

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

Fears Surface About Mercury In Shasta Lake Fish | The Sacramento Bee
Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.

CalPERS Will Reveal Private Equity Share Of Profits | Calpensions
Private equity firms have produced big profits for CalPERS, not to mention a pay-to-play scandal, while keeping a big share for themselves as an incentive — traditionally 20 percent of profits plus annual management fees of up to 2 percent.

Senator Anderson stands up against the fire tax and opposes the Governor's appointment to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
The fire tax does not protect us from fire. I cannot support the appointment to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection if they support an illegal fire tax that takes away resources from hardworking families who want to protect their homes and properties.

Ap Nation / World | Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown - Ap Nation / World
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Drought Puts California Pool Repairman Who Works Underwater In High Demand
In water-starved California, pool repairman Kevin Wallace might be viewed as a hero in a scuba suit.

California Advocates Still Pushing To Unionize Child Care Providers | The Sacramento Bee
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Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to support a unionization measure

Midwives Able To Accept Medi-cal If New Law Approved - California Health Report
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Hope For A Less-partisan Congress In Supreme Court Ruling
In last week's Supreme Court decision affirming the right of citizens' commissions to draw political districts, many California Democrats saw a lost opportunity to expand their ranks among the state's elected officials.

California Water Rates Rise As Cities Lose Money In Drought | Abc30.com

New Transportation Committee Meets Today to Consider Legislation
Sacramento -- The California State Senate held the first hearing in the Special Session on Transportation this morning. The newly-created Transportation Committee will be chaired by Senator Jim Beall (

Lorena Gonzalez Is Still On A Roll | Sandiegouniontribune.com
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S.F. Killing Sparks National Outrage, Likely Political Fallout - San Francisco Chronicle
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California Institute Takes Lead In Promoting Project-based Learning | Edsource
Victor Arellano, who spoke at the PBL World conference, said project-based learning ignited his love of education

Pier Killing Suspect, In Jailhouse Interview, Admits Firing Gun - Sfgate
Francisco Sanchez

S.F. Officials Worry About How Obamacare Could Affect Vulnerable Residents
Nearly 10 years ago, this county by the bay known for its progressive political leaps became one of the first in the nation to offer residents universal access to healthcare.

South Carolina Legislators Gird for Confederate Flag Debate
The General Assembly is expected on Monday to begin considering a bipartisan proposal to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House.

Dalai Lama Wants To Talk Peace With Russia's Vladimir Putin - The Orange County Register
As thousands were getting to their seats at the Honda Center for his 80th birthday celebration, the 14th Dalai Lama sat down backstage to talk about issues that mattered the most to him.

Sacramento Rabbi Wants Amazon To Pull Holocaust-denial Books
A California rabbi is urging Amazon to stop selling books that promote Holocaust denial, calling the controversial literature "blatant anti-Semitism," CBS-TV Sacramento reports .