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THE NOONER for February 25, 2016
Buenas tardes! Getting ready to climb over the YUGE wall to Mexico on Saturday. Do I have to bring my own ladder? Quote of the day: "I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money," [former presidente Vicente] Fox said.
You're almost to the weekend, and it's a beautiful Sacramento day. Tonight we get more political candy with another GOP debate, and the fireworks are being prepared.
OUTDATED? Daylight saving time could end in California [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - “Springing forward and falling back would be reserved for gymnasts under a California bill seeking to eliminate daylight saving time.”
That would be awesome, particularly since I haven’t changed my clock radio after the fall back from last year.
GATHER AND GAB: California Democrats convene in San Jose; endorsements up for grabs [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “Thousands of leading Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, will stream into the San Jose McEnery Convention Center this weekend to schmooze, strategize and decide which party members to back in several tight races.”
KUDOS: Lt. Gov and guber candidate Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that he will not be attending the California Democratic Party convention for the first time in ten years. Why, you may ask? His wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom is very pregnant and he doesn't want to be away from her for a political event.
DOUBLE-X FACTOR: Female lobbying firm thrives in male-dominated Capitol [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters] - “Women have become more prominent in Sacramento’s political scene than they were a generation ago. Two of the last three Assembly speakers are women; the Senate minority leader is a woman for the first time in history; and many women are among the lobbyists who crowd Capitol hallways.”
ORCATICS: SeaWorld admits spying on animal activists [Sandra Peicini @ SDUT] - “SeaWorld employees posed as animal rights activists in an attempt to spy on opponents, Chief Executive Joel Manby acknowledged Thursday morning.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to California Coalition for Youth's Paul Curtis, SEIU Local 1000's Mario Guerrero!
FAREWELL: Former Civil Justice Association of California's President John Sullivan (1942-2016)
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Updates: Leland Yee Gets Prison Sentence For Corruption, Trump Nabs Californian's Endorsement
Welcome to Essential Politics, a quick glance at what's happening in Sacramento and across the Golden State. Here's what we're following right now:Former state Sen. Leland Yee will be sentenced today in federal court for his part in a broad corruption investigation.Donald Trump gets his first endorsement...
Plug Pulled On California Property Tax Measure | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
California Democrats Convene In San Jose; Endorsements Up For Grabs
Matthew Artz @ mercurynews.com
The biggest question surrounding the three-day California Democratic Party Convention is whether state Attorney General Kamala Harris can snag the party's endorsement to succeed Boxer in the Senate over her rival, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana.
After Big Nevada Win, Trump Gets First Lawmaker Endorsements | Thehill
Mark Hensch @ thehill.com
GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpA supreme choice for president Lew says bill redesign coming soon Poll: Trump expands lead in Oklahoma MORE has secured his first two endorsements from members of Congress following his big win Tuesday in Nevada's caucuses.
L.A. Officials Ponder Bond Or Tax Measure To Help The Homeless As A Budget Shortfall Looms
Reynaldo Ganon Jr. walks past some of his belongings along Arcadia Street above the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles in December.
Defendants No Longer Asked To Hand Over Passwords | Sandiegouniontribune.com
San Diego county prosecutors have stopped asking to have defendants in criminal cases sign a controversial waiver of rights form that allowed police to search cellphones, computers and other types of electronics without a warrant.
Brown’s Judicial Appointments Reflect Shift Away From Harsh Sentencing Policies | The California Report | Kqed News
California’s criminal justice system has undergone a host of dramatic changes since Gov. Jerry Brown was elected to his third term in 2010 — many of them engineered or supported by Brown, in large part to ease crowding in the state’s prison system.
UC Davis Students Play Online Game To Reshape University | The Sacramento Bee
Loretta Kalb @ sacbee.com
More than 1,300 students, faculty and staff participate in first five hours
Padres Want Chargers To Stay, But Being Neighbors Could Be Tricky | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Padres President and CEO Mike Dee, center, answers questions during a press conference at Petco Park on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. To the left is Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and to the right is Padres lead investor Peter Seidler. — Andy Wilhelm
Ap News: The Orange County Register
John Sullivan, Long-time Capitol Figure, Dies | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
Headed the Civil Justice Association of California
In San Francisco, Long-running Political Corruption Probe Not Over Yet
During his swearing-in last month, San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon pledged to "rein in misconduct in the public realm." He cited a San Francisco prosecution a century ago that nearly brought down a mayor.
Daylight-saving Time Could End In California | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @ sacbee.com
Bill would end clock-adjusting practice
Preliminary Election Results Favor Recall Of Carson's Controversial City Clerk
Carson City Clerk Jim Dear at a City Council meeting on Aug. 19, 2015.
Melania Trump: 'i Followed The Law' As Immigrant - Politico
Justice Department stops automatic transfers of prisoners to localities that don't cooperate on immigration.
Legislative Analyst: Sentencing Reform Saves Dollars | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Businesses Can't Make Workers Share Tips, Appeals Court Rules
AP Member Choice Complete @ latimes.com
"The premise is the tip is never the employer's," said Reuel Schiller, a labor law professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Romney: There's A 'bombshell' In Trump's Tax Returns | Thehill
Rebecca Savransky @ thehill.com
Reid said last year he didn't regret the attacks and he did what he "felt" he had to.
Confronting Income Inequality: Economic Growth Is The Answer :: Fox&hounds
Income inequality is taking center stage as a high profile issue in both national and California politics this year.
California Increases Water Allocation To Farms, Cities | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @ sacbee.com
State Water Project doubles the amount of water it expects to deliver this year
Carlsbad Election Too Close To Call | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Harry Reid Mocks Romney Over Trump's Taxes - Politico
Donald Trump is not taking Mitt Romney's suggestion that he is hiding something in his tax returns lightly.
O.C. Watchdog: Police Agencies Tap Secret Cellphone System - The Orange County Register
TERI SFORZA and LILY LEUNG @ ocregister.com
The city of Anaheim has taken the local lead in deploying secret technology that can intercept cellphone communications and used the systems to assist investigations involving at least three other Orange County law enforcement agencies, the Register has found.
Sacramento Leaders Oppose Bill By Carol Liu That Would Protect Homeless From Arrest
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