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THE NOONER for April 11, 2016

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

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
What’s The Impact Of Local Gun Laws? | The California Report | Kqed News
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California voters could be asked this fall to approve new statewide gun restrictions if an initiative championed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom qualifies for the ballot. Some California cities aren’t waiting to enact a key provision of the law — a ban on possessing magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

Dave Regan, Key To Minimum Wage Fight, Divides Labor Family | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
United Healthcare Workers West president was first to file minimum wage initiative

How Signature-gathering Draws Big Bucks In Election Season - Capradio.org
Ben Bradford @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Early Education Advocates Take $800 Million ‘ask’ To Sacramento | Edsource
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Assistant teacher Kiersten Nakaishi works with student Brayden Cuong Le on an art project during a preschool class at Land School in Westminster, Calif.

Report: California Traffic Stops, Arrests Hit Minorities Harder | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
Report finds racial disparities in stops, license suspensions

Delegate Math Doesn't Add Up For Bernie Sanders In California
latimes.com
Because of do-gooder reformers in the past, neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton can really run up a big score in the June 7 presidential primary.

Mail-in Ballots Are Convenient, But Also Present Challenges | The California Report | Kqed News
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But Kim Nalder, with the Project for an Informed Electorate, says there are some shortcomings voters should be aware of. For instance, she says research shows mail-in ballots have higher error rates.

Higher Water Rates Likely Due To Mandate | Sandiegouniontribune.com
sandiegouniontribune.com
Aerial view of the San Vicente reservoir taken Dec. 29, 2014. Its height was raised 100 feet over seven years to increase the reservoir's capacity. — John Gibbins

Sanders Campaign: Clinton Is Experienced 'on Paper' - Politico
politico.com
For Bernie Sanders' campaign, Hillary Clinton is a paper president.

Caltrans Makes Room For Taller Trucks By Raising I-80 Overpasses | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
sacbee.com
Agency has raised seven overpasses, some by several feet

BART agrees to 4-year deal with workers amid push for funding
Phil Matier @
sfgate.com
BART and its three major unions secretly negotiated and agreed to a tentative four-year contract extension that prevents the possibility of a worker strike in the near-term, just as the transit agency is planning to head to the ballot this fall and ask voters for a massive $3.5 billion bond measure to help pay for rebuilding the aging system. The new labor deal was to be announced at a news conference Monday at BART headquarters, with representatives from management and the three major transit unions in attendance. According to a BART source, the new pact calls for 10.8 percent in worker raises over the next four years. The measure requires two-thirds voter approval for passage, but already has been facing tough questioning from the likes of state Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, and other East Bay elected officials who have been demanding BART impose a no-strike clause in any future contract. BART insiders say that was never in the cards, though assuring the public there won’t be a strike in the next four years could at least take the issue off the table for the forseeable future.

Clinton claims there's growing 'anxiety' in Sanders' campaign
politico.com
Hillary Clinton laced into Bernie Sanders, reopening long-running differences on immigration and continuing to hammer the Vermont senator on the increasingly personal nature of the campaign.

Serial Ada Lawsuit Filer Striking Bay Area
mercurynews.com
Surprised, the 29-year-old East Bay resident quickly made the relatively minor fixes to the handicap parking striping and signage, plus changes to the door pressure, counter height and bathroom sink to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It cost him about $300, and he paid an access specialist to certify that his San Ramon Valley Boulevard service station was up to code.

A Disproportionate Share Of Blacks And Latinos Lose Their Driver's Licenses Because Of Unpaid Tickets, Study Finds
latimes.com
African Americans and Latinos in California are more likely than others to lose their driver's licenses because of unpaid tickets and then to be arrested for

Cia Director: We Won't Waterboard - Politico
politico.com
The agency's leader says even if a president ordered it, his agents wouldn't engage in torture.

'what Happened In World War Ii Is Happening Again': Immigrant Detention Centers Through The Eyes Of A Therapist
latimes.com
The metal fence was what she noticed first, miles of tall barrier topped by barbed wire strung across the south Texas pastures -- just like the internment camp

Clinton: 'i Need To To Win Big Here In New York' - Politico
politico.com
For Bernie Sanders' campaign, Hillary Clinton is a paper president.

Safety For All
safetyforall.com
More than 32,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each year. There have been 150 school shootings since Sandy Hook. Yet the NRA has obstructed even the most basic efforts to curb gun violence.

Sunnyvale Mayor: ‘we Won’t Back Down’ In Gun Control Fight | Newsroom | Kqed News
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Yolo County : Juvenile Detention Facility
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Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Before Alejandra Galindo, 17, was identified as gifted, she was identified as an ELL, or English Language Learner. Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Playback: Best Of Snl - Politico
politico.com
The Kansas Secretary of State helped write parts of Donald Trump's immigration plan.