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THE NOONER for October 6, 2015
Buenos dias. Getting used to OS X El Capitan, so be patient with me! Wow....Gmail is completely different. It's like I am Matt Damon on Mars.
Biggest complaint. Every time I click to save The Nooner, it asks me if I want to save the password. You've got to be kidding me. I switched from Google Chrome to Safari after last night's update because of the awful WiFi connectivity issues, but I am not sure which is worse... With 115,000 employees, you would think Apple could chew gum and walk at the same time. I say that as an Apple shareholder.
DEATH WITH DIGNITY: California right to die signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown [Judy Lin @ AP] - "California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year."
EXCEPT FOR US: California Labor Union That Fought for $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants an Exemption [Natalie Johnson @ Daily Signal] - "The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the Santa Monica City Council to review Tuesday while deciding whether to follow Los Angeles and increase the minimum wage."
AURAL PLEASURE: Whoops, forgot to link to Friday's California Political Podcast. Wow...so many changes in California political journalism. Anthony York is a freelancer and runs his Grizzly Bear Project, John Myers is leaving KQED (again) to head up the LA Times's Sacramento Bureau, and Carla Marinuccci is starting a California-centric effort for Politico.
Carla gives an interview with the Columbia Journalism Review about why she is excited about the move.
DOUBLE-X FACTOR: The Bee's Alexei Koseff reports "In August, Brown promised his support for SB 358, which aims to close gaps in the state’s equal-pay policies, and now he’s following through with a bit of flare. Joined by state and local leaders, he will sign the bill at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond at 10:30 a.m. SB 358 strengthens existing law by requiring that women be paid the same for doing “substantially similar” work, while in the case of lawsuits, employers will have to prove they are paying a male worker more for “legitimate” reasons, such as seniority or merit."
SIN AGUA: City to eateries: Use paper plates in California drought [AP] - "‘You might be able to cut a filet mignon with a plastic knife, but you are not going to cut a New York," said Jim Hurst, co-owner of a popular restaurant that overlooks the city's Noyo River. 'It seems to me there are other ways to save water.'"
The Mendocino Coast is among the most beautiful parts of our Golden State. But, paper plates? Ironic, since Fort Bragg's demise has been the loss of the timber/paper industry.
LAW AND DISORDER: State high court set to hear arguments on Citizens United advisory measure [Maura Dolan @ LAT] - "The court will hear arguments on the case Tuesday, generally the last step before issuing a decision. If the Legislature wins, Californians will be able to cast an advisory vote next year on whether Citizens United, a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned campaign spending laws, should be repealed by a federal constitutional amendment."
What a powerful picture by my former colleages at the Community College League of California. The League stands with and supports Umpqua Community College. Our thoughts are with you. #IamUCC
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to lobbyists Duncan McFetridge and Eric Zell, political consultant David Pruitt, and consultant Samantha Corbin!
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
No Consensus From Marijuana Legalization Advocates On Ballot Initiative - Capradio.org
Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana in California want to put the question to voters next election, but they have not agreed on a ballot initiative.
California Voters Overwhelmingly Support Assisted Death Law | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @ sacbee.com
Nearly two-thirds of respondents in new Field Poll favored bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown
Brown's Vetoes Of Crime Bills Rekindle Talk Of Broad Sentencing Reform
Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to veto legislation meant to fix holes created by voters and the governor took law enforcement groups by surprise.
Immigrant Activists Score Wins | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
Legislature continues to expand status of undocumented
Backers Of California Pension Overhaul Alter Ballot Language - Sfgate
Who’s Responsible For Your Uber Driver’s Health Coverage? | Kqed Future Of You | Kqed Science
But critics of the gig economy say Stride Health is a bandaid solution, as workers are still on the hook to pay for their own health insurance.
Senator Huff Responds to Governor's Signature on "End of Life" Legislation
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San Diego Businessman Roque De La Fuente Joins Democratic Race For U.S. President. | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Roque de la Fuente was inspired to run, in large part, by outspoken GOP candidate Donald Trump who he complains is alienating women, Hispanics and other minorities. / Roque De La Fuente YouTube video
A Veteran California Reporter On Why She's Excited To Join Politico - Columbia Journalism Review
Tony Biasotti @ cjr.org
It’s been eight years since Politico launched just outside the nation’s capital and started to change the way DC politics is covered. Now, the outlet is going nationwide. There are Politico sites for New York, New Jersey and Florida, and “Playbooks”—the signature daily politics tip sheets—for Massachusetts and Illinois. California, the biggest state of all, comes next.
L.A. Faces Lawsuit Over Demolition Of Former Marilyn Monroe Home
Marilyn Monroe is photographed in court during a 1952 indecency case.
Heat Takes Toll On Prison Inmates | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Prison is supposed to be unpleasant and uncomfortable, a deterrent for people who veer from the straight and narrow. But when temperatures rise across San Diego County, as they have at record highs this year, the heat climbs even higher inside the concrete cells at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
Fiorina Fires Back At Story Stating Her Senate Campaign Mismanaged Money
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California Borrowing Ratio Down, Still Among Highest | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @ sacbee.com
Debt represents estimated 6.79 percent of general fund in 2015-16
First Draft: Poll Watch: Wide Party Divide Found on the Value of Political Experience
Republicans are looking for a candidate with new ideas and experience outside of Washington. Democrats place a higher premium on service in government and a proven record in the political establishment.
BLM Decision Set Backs Cadiz Plan To Sell Mojave Groundwater
Bettina Boxall @ latimes.com
Cadiz Inc.'s plans to sell Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California communities have hit a major federal roadblock.
California Drought: Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Begins Process To Remove Ceo
Paul Rogers @ mercurynews.com
The Santa Clara Valley Water District board has been negotiating CEO Beau Goldie's departure in closed session meetings and is now working out the timing of the announcement, compensation and benefits that Goldie will receive, multiple sources familiar with the issue said Monday.
DeSaulnier Bill Would Lower Student Loan Rates
Josh Richman @ ibabuzz.com
Student loan borrowers would be able to refinance their interest rates at the rate offered to banks by the Federal Reserve, under a bill announced Monday by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier.
Marco Rubio On Donald Trump's Latest Stunt: 'i Drink Water. So What?' - Politico
"When do we get to the point where we have people who actually want to solve our problems rather than just politicize everything?"
California To Allow 50-50 Charity Sports Raffles | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @ sacbee.com
Raffles at sporting events will mean larger prizes
Donald Trump Campaign Trolls Marco Rubio With Bottled Water Delivery - Politico
The email chains include 72 pages with Reines' conversations with reporters.
Man Killed By LAPD Had Thrown Beer Bottle Through Police Car Window, Chief Says
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man Saturday night in Van Nuys after he threw a beer bottle at their patrol car, shattering the window and causing the officers to think they were being fired upon, LAPD officials said Monday.
California Could Ban Most Concealed Weapons On Campuses - The Orange County Register
ROXANA KOPETMAN @ ocregister.com
As gun-control issues once again grip the nation in the wake of the Oregon community college shooting, California may be poised to ban most concealed weapons on K-12 and college campuses.