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THE NOONER for July 16, 2015
VACATION, ALL I EVER WANT IS VACATION...HAVE TO GET AWAY: Legislators are expected to leave for their month-long recess today. In other words, LEGISLATORS GONE WILD!
Still processing the federal campaign filings from late last night. Hope to have a big Nooner tomorrow.
Loretta Sanchez trails Kamala Harris in Senate fundraising
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to the Nat'Journs [Shane Goldmacher! [Nate Johansen @ SacBee
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Lawmakers Shelve Bill To Change Voter-approved Crime Measure | The Sacramento Bee
California lawmakers are shelving a bill intended to change a voter-approved initiative that reduced criminal penalties for some non-violent offenders.
How More Lawn Restrictions Could Remake The California Landscape
First it was existing lawns, with Gov. Jerry Brown leading the way in urging Californians to rip out swaths of green to save vast amounts of water.
Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Gains Momentum - Capradio.org
Nearly two decades after California voters legalized medical marijuana, state lawmakers appear more ready than ever before to regulate it.
San Jose, Unions Reach Pension Settlement
The proposed deal came after round-the-clock talks during the City Council's summer break on the day union leaders had threatened to walk out if they couldn't reach a settlement.
Santa Cruz Water School: A Reeducation Camp For Water Wasters
Santa Cruz forgives excessive-use fines if its water wasters agree to attend a two-hour Water School.
A Solution For California's Water Woes | East Bay Express
Sam Levin, Luke Tsai, Darwin BondGraham, Sam Lefebvre, Sarah Burke and Nastia Voynovskaya @ eastbayexpress.com
In a decision bursting with symbolism, the California State Water Resources Control Board recently announced its intention to draw down the main water supply reservoir for a half-million people to only 12 percent of capacity by September 30. Lake Folsom on the American River — the main water source for Roseville, Folsom, and other Sacramento suburbs — will plummet to 120,000 acre feet by that date, according to a forecast by the water board, which announced the plan at an unusually lively Sacramento workshop on June 24.
Water Authority Wins Rate Case | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Embattled California Housing Agency Chairman Leaving In September | The Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz @ sacbee.com
Developer Matthew Jacobs announced Wednesday he will not seek reappointment
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Giving Labor Protections To Pro Sports Cheerleaders
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Wednesday to ensure that cheerleaders for professional sports teams receive the minimum wage, workers' compensation and other labor protections.
First Draft: Marco Rubio Has Missed Most Votes This Year of Senators Running for President
Running for president can make it hard for senators to attend to their day jobs in Washington: Just ask the five senators now seeking the White House.
Sanctuary Law Unlikely To Change Despite Clamor Over Pier Slaying - San Francisco Chronicle
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No Pain, No Gain For Public Pensions | Sandiegouniontribune.com
SDCERA or the San Diego Employees Retirement Association
Tom Selleck 'pleased' By Settlement With Water District, Attorney Says
A Ventura County water district Wednesday formally approved a settlement with actor Tom Selleck, whom it had accused of illegally delivering water to his Hidden Valley ranch.
California Curbs Lawns For New Homes, Businesses - Sfgate
New state rules essentially eliminate grass from new office and commercial buildings and sharply reduce turf at new homes.
Sacramento-area Residents Cut Water Use 35 Percent In June | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese @ sacbee.com
Results encouraging in first month of mandatory savings
Legislature Urges UC Campuses To Condemn Anti-semitism
California lawmakers on Thursday approved a resolution urging University of California campuses to adopt a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.
Loretta Sanchez Trails Kamala Harris In Senate Fundraising
Rep. Loretta Sanchez reported $1.1 million in the bank for her U.S. Senate campaign at the end of June, barely a third of what her chief rival Kamala Harris says she has collected for the race, according to a Sanchez report released Wednesday.
Evan Rose, urban designer and former S.F. planner, dies
Where other planners take a bureaucratic approach to their job, content to enforce the rules, Mr. Rose saw his job as a way to enhance the pleasures of everyday life âÂÂ making it easier to add sidewalk seating outside cafes, for instance, or trying to make the lines at the Powell Street cable car turnaround more civil. In private practice, he explored the dimensions of city life through sketches and watercolors that he called Urbanologies, the title of a 2005 exhibition of his work in a South of Market gallery. âÂÂHe could listen to people, and then sketch the drawing or diagram that would bring what everyone was talking about to life,âÂÂ said Karen Alschuler, who hired Mr. Rose away from city government to join the San Francisco firm SMWM in 1997. A few years later he moved to the Bay Area, where he earned a masterâÂÂs degree in architecture at UC Berkeley and joined the San Francisco Planning Department. Yet he soldiered on âÂÂ leaving SMWM in 2008 and moving to New York to be closer to state-of-the-art medical treatments, but also starting two small firms and becoming a part-time professor in the University of PennsylvaniaâÂÂs School of Design. âÂÂEvan was an amazing success at living with cancer and finding new ways to replace the things it took from him,âÂÂ Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the school of design, said Tuesday in a letter to school faculty and staff. Though he remained in Brooklyn, living with his wife and young son, he would travel west twice a month or so to work on projects, including Pier 70 and the 150-acre Napa Pipe factory site outside the city of Napa.
Trump Gets Accolades, But No Endorsements From Capitol Hill | Thehill
Scott Wong @ thehill.com
For the second straight week, polls showed Trump leading the crowded GOP presidential field. A USA Today/Suffolk University poll said 17 percent of GOP voters favored Trump, while 14 percent backed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in third with 8 percent.
Justice Kennedy: 'the Constitution Is Yours' | Sandiegouniontribune.com
To Save Water, New California Homes Will Have Less Lawn
The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.
Forfeiture Bill Would Help Take Profiteering Out Of Policing | Sandiegouniontribune.com
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