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THE NOONER for August 31, 2015
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FIRST THINGS FIRST: Kanye West last night at the MTV VMA's said that he was considering running for President in 2020. But, the gated community of Hidden Hills, CA resident isn't registered to vote. Umh?
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to our SCAMD's Marc Carrel, Comcast's Carol Dahmen, former Assembly staffer Tom Hughes (now at that little known Hahvard law school),
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Time For Another Water Bond? Draft Language Floating | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @ sacbee.com
Former Brown administration official considers asking voters for follow-up water bond
In Strategy Shift, CalPERS Looks To Cut Financial Risk
California taxpayers have never paid more for public worker pensions, but it's still not enough to cover the rising number of retirement checks written by the state's largest pension plan.
Would The Gop's Healthcare Ideas Work? It Depends On Your Definition Of 'work.'
Just like in the 2012 election, every Republican candidate for president wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Some of the candidates have even come forward with ideas for replacing it, and we are beginning to get a sense of what Republican healthcare reform might look like.
Op Image: Here Are Ways To Fix A Broken Legislature | The Sacramento Bee
Mike Gatto @ sacbee.com
The limit should be lowered on how many bills each lawmaker can carry
Historic Climate-change Bills In California Legislature Go Down To The Wire
The bills, which would dramatically reduce the state's reliance on oil and help to combat climate change, have been praised by everyone from Pope Francis to President Barack Obama to the world's leading scientists. If enacted, the legislation would set international precedent and cement California's reputation as a leader in the fight against global warming.
Kate Steinle Slaying Prompts Bay Area Counties To Cooperate With Immigration Officials
Tracey Kaplan @ mercurynews.com
If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County, he would have walked out of a jail a free man after serving time for violating probation. But because he broke the law in another part of the Bay Area -- where local jailers recently started cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- federal agents were able to retrieve him from jail two weeks ago and lock him up in a federal detention center pending possible deportation.
Kentucky Clerk Who Opposes Same-sex Marriage Turns To Supreme Court For Help
The Supreme Court gets its first chance this week to respond to religious-liberty advocates who say the high court's landmark ruling in favor of same-sex marriage threatens the rights of some conservative Christians.
California Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Ivory Ban To Curb Elephant Poaching
Paul Rogers and LiPo Ching @ mercurynews.com
A bill moving through the Legislature -- championed by zoos, museums and environmentalists, while opposed by the National Rifle Association and other hunting groups -- would effectively ban the sale of nearly all ivory in California, from antique guns to chess sets, not only in San Francisco and Los Angeles Chinatowns but also among private collectors.
San Bernardino Pension Shift To Save $2.7 Million | Calpensions
Bankrupt San Bernardino approved a plan last week to disband the city fire department and annex the city to a large county fire district. Part of the expected savings is $2.7 million a year from avoiding future CalPERS rate increases.
Community College District's Saudi Outreach Draws Fire - The Orange County Register
JODIE TILLMAN @ ocregister.com
It’s been called higher education’s latest gold rush: establishing overseas campuses or partnerships partly as a way of making money amid state funding cuts.
How A 1930s Water War Between California And Arizona Delayed Parker Dam
"Water war" has for decades been a term used to describe the political battles over water in the West.
The Base Salaries Of Most School Superintendents In North County Are Rising Moderately. | Sandiegouniontribune.com
NORTH COUNTY The base salaries of most school superintendents in North County appears to be rising moderately after years of stagnation, but a handful of top school administrators have seen staggering increases of 20 percent or more.
A Big Mess 6 Decades In Making | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
No-bid lease-leaseback school contracts proliferated
It Took Hunting To Find L.A. School Board Meeting On Superintendent Hunt
Los Angeles school officials have promised a “transparent” search for the next superintendent of schools, but got that process off to a murky start by the listing of a faulty address for a Sunday morning board meeting.
Anthony Sadler Returns To His Oak Park Church A Hero | The Sacramento Bee
Stephen Magagnini @ sacbee.com
Sadler along with two friends foiled French train assailant on Aug. 21
Brown Seeks To Broaden California's Clean-energy Reach In The West
Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to energy officials.
Risks, Rewards For Republicans Insulting Entire Groups Of People - San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci @ sfchronicle.com
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Unclaimed Property: The State Holds Around $7.6 Billion | Fresno Bee
John Ellis @ fresnobee.com
Most of the property is cash, though some is securities or safe-deposit box contents
Their Crimes Reclassified, Some California Felons Get A Second Chance | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
Sholonda Jackson works at Operation Dignity, a nonprofit in Oakland, Calif., that provides housing to homeless veterans. California's Proposition 47 enabled the former crack addict to seek a reduction of her drug felonies to misdemeanors. She has earned a bachelor's degree and is working full time. Marisa Lagos/KQED
Fiorina, Once An Afterthought In GOP Race, Fends Off Attacks And Fights For A Debate Slot
Conservative author and media personality Ann Coulter declared on a recent radio show that she despised presidential candidate Carly Fiorina “with the hot, hot hate of a thousand suns” over her support for birthright citizenship. Her ascension in the GOP field was prompted by “affirmative action...
Wall St. Policy Poses a Challenge for Presidential Candidates
The opinions about Wall Street that are emerging from the presidential candidates suggest that the financial industry could face very different futures depending on which party wins the White House.
Several San Quentin Prison Inmates Have Tested Positive For Legionnaires' Disease
Six San Quentin prison inmates have tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, and more than 50 others are showing early symptoms following an outbreak discovered at the Bay Area prison late last week, officials said.
John Sias, CEO who led The Chronicle in era of transition, dies
John B. Sias, an Army paratrooper who came home from World War II and built a career as an energetic media executive, first as president of ABC and later as the only non-member of the de Young family to run Chronicle Publishing Co., has died. A tall, rail-thin, deeply tanned and fast-moving man known for his dry humor and his daily walking tours of Nob Hill, Mr. Sias died quietly Aug. 23 after saying goodnight to his wife of 65 years, Lucretia. Mr. Sias himself had been hired as president and CEO in early 1993, after a national search for a head of Chronicle Publishing, one of the last media companies in the nation owned by the descendants of its original family founders, who began publishing in 1865. The Chronicle had always been run by a descendant of co-founder M.H. de Young, but various branches of the family disagreed over its future, and Mr. Sias was brought in to stabilize the situation. When the Internet took hold, he was willing to jump in with the 1995 launch of SFGate.com, the first online regional website in the country to incorporate both newspaper and television content, said digital media consultant Alan Nichols, who was hired by Mr. Sias as chief financial officer. Mr. Sias also guided the company through a bruising 11-day newspaper strike in 1994 and eventually oversaw the sale of The Chronicle for roughly $660 million to its current owner, Hearst Corp., the company founded in 1887 by William Randolph Hearst when he ran the rival San Francisco Examiner. KRON was sold for $823 million to Young Broadcasting Co. of New York, which beat out such other suitors as NBCâÂÂs parent company at the time, General Electric. When he graduated from Tam High, the war was still raging, so he enrolled at the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, and then volunteered for the Army to train as a paratrooper. Mr. Sias was executive vice president of Metro Media in New York when he was hired as publisher of WomenâÂÂs Wear Daily, owned by Fairchild Communications. When he reached the mandatory retirement age of 67, he left ABC, according to his son Donald Sias. There was much trepidation over his arrival, but Mr. Sias was adept at putting the staff at ease, even in a time of upheaval for The Chronicle. Mr. Sias would wear a Captain America T-shirt with his business suit, and kept a shipâÂÂs horn in his office to enliven the troops. âÂÂSias was an executive with absolute integrity but who also had a sense of fun,âÂÂ said Allen Matthews, The ChronicleâÂÂs deputy managing editor for print production. The sale of the newspaper to Hearst Corp. was so contentious, with lawsuits filed to stop it, that Roberts assigned two reporters to cover the transaction. When Roberts went to the podium at the ceremony to collect the award, he noticed a red laser point on the zipper of his pants and followed the light to Mr. Sias, who was pointing a laser pen from the back of the room. Mr. Sias was recalled as handling the sale with grace when the descendants of Chronicle co-founder M.H. de Young decided to sell the company because of the booming economy and because few of the family members had an active role in the companyâÂÂs affairs. Niece Corrie Sias remembers when her uncle took her water skiing, but he kept driving the boat in circles. At age 85, he accompanied his son Donald to Tierra del Fuego, off the southernmost tip of South America, to have a go at the sea run brown trout, which can be huge.
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