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THE NOONER for April 14, 2016

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

Bill To Keep Porter Ranch Gas Field Offline Advances To Assembly Floor | 89.3 Kpcc
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Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, attends a Senate Governance and Finance Committee meeting Wednesday, June 11, 2015 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Carl Costas/ CALmatters

Overtime Means Big Bucks, Headaches For State Workers | The Sacramento Bee
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Report says nurses, psych techs clocked 3.75 million hours of OT last year

California Effort Is Underway To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Healthcare Coverage
California would be the first state in the nation to ask the federal government to allow immigrants in the country illegally to purchase health insurance

In Quest To Register Voters, Sacramento Students Encounter Rejection, Language Barriers And Dogs -
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UC pays $4.75M in suit over Cal football player Ted Aguâ
The family of Cal football player Ted Agu, who died after a team drill in 2014, and the University of California settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for $4.75 million, bringing months of negotiations and litigation to a close, the two sides said Thursday. Beyond the monetary provision that will be paid to Agu’s family, the deal guarantees health and safety reforms for Cal athletics, some of which campus officials began on their own volition following Agu’s death Feb. 7, 2014. With the settlement, coaches will not be able to use “high risk physical activity” as a punishment, and superiors will review workout and conditioning plans. Under the deal, coaches and team doctors will also increase their education of sickle cell trait and the medical complications that can stem from it. Teammates said in depositions and interviews with The Chronicle that, on the morning Agu died, he struggled for an extended period of time and collapsed on multiple occasions without trainers or coaches coming to his assistance. The accounts offered by former football players in the depositions stood in stark contrast with what UC Berkeley officials told the media and the coroner’s office. Players’ accounts prompted a rare amendment to the official cause of death, from a common enlarged heart condition - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - to “exercise collapse associated with sickle cell trait,” with “cardiac hypertrophy” listed as a secondary condition. Attorneys for the family contended during litigation that the medical examiner's office hadn't initially received all relevant police and medical records from UC Berkeley.

Abortion Rights Foes Want Kamala Harris To Resign | The Sacramento Bee
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Anti-abortion rights groups gather to rally in Sacramento

Sink This Three-pointer: Water Basin Collapses Huntington Park Basketball Court
It could take up to three months to repair a water collection basin that caused a basketball court at a high school in Huntington Park to buckle.

UC Davis Spent Thousands To Scrub Pepper-spray References From Internet | The Sacramento Bee
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UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor

CalPERS Calls On Exxon And Chevron To Disclose Financial Risks Of Climate Change
The California Public Employees' Retirement System is joining a growing number of investors calling on Exxon Mobil Corp. and others to disclose the financial

First Draft: Senators Propose Holding Part of Refunds for Taxpayersâ
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas have teamed up on a proposal to encourage taxpayers to salt away savings by allowing them to defer up to 20 percent of any refund due from the Internal Revenue Service.

L.A. City Council Adopts Rules To Ease Health Hazards In Polluted Neighborhoods
In a groundbreaking attempt to bring environmental justice to polluted neighborhoods, the Los Angeles City Council is poised to adopt new land-use restrictions

Poll: Trump more unpopular than anyone but David Duke in last 30 years of presidential elections
Donald Trump is the most unpopular top-tier presidential candidate over more than three decades of ABC News/Washington Post polls.

Health-system Blunders Give Couple A Huge Tax Headache - San Francisco Chronicle
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California Doesn't Have Enough Housing, And Lawmakers Aren't Doing Much About It
For many experts, the biggest reason California faces a housing affordability crisis is simple. Lots of people want to live in the state and there aren't enough

A Bid For Transparency Turns Murky :: Fox&hounds
That would be the case if citizens knew where to find information within opaque government documents.

Could Las Vegas Raiders Help Chargers In San Diego? |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, could move to Los Angeles if San Diego doesn't.

Trump's lawyer can't vote for him either Tuesday
Add Donald Trump's lawyer to the list of close personal acquaintances who will be unable to vote for him in New York's Republican primary next Tuesday.

Federal Judge Bars L.A. From Improper Seizures Of Homeless People's Property
A federal judge Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction barring Los Angeles police and sanitation officers from seizing homeless people's things improperly.

Ringo Starr Cancels N.c. Event Over Lgbt Law - Politico
Bruce Springsteen and a half-dozen U.S. senators have also announced their opposition to the North Carolina law.