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THE NOONER for April 20, 2016

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

On 4/20, Marijuana Legalization Headed For California Ballot | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
Proponents plan to submit signatures soon

Homeless Measures Take Center Stage In Mayor Garcetti's 2016 Budget Proposal
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday released his proposed budget for the final year of his first term in office, a spending plan he says

Delta Tunnels Bill Mandating Voter Approval Advances | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
Voters would have to approve Delta tunnels

Garcetti's Budget Proposal: Homeless Spending Depends On Developer Fees, Land Sales | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
Mayor Eric Garcetti presenting his annual budget proposal in 2015 with Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, left, and City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana Sharon McNary/KPCC

Lawmakers Advance Gun Control Measures In Response To San Bernardino Massacre
Four months after the San Bernardino mass shooting, state lawmakers on Tuesday gave initial approval to six gun control bills, including measures that would

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Legislative Redistricting - Politico
The Vermont senator needed a big moment, but it was Clinton who produced one.

Big Names To Help Launch Chargers Campaign |
it will be a much more festive atmosphere when Dean Spanos, right, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear together Saturday than it was Jan. 12 in Houston when the league announced the Rams would be moving to Los Angeles and the Chargers would be staying in San Diego.

Lack Of Snow Made Lake Tahoe Murkier Last Year | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow @
Warmer water contributed to lack of clarity, UC Davis researchers say

Apple Obliging Most Of Government's User-data Requests
Apple said it gave up "some data" in 80 percent of the requests made in the second half of 2015, just a tad shy of the 81 percent in the first half of the year. Apple says these requests typically seek information about a user's iTunes or iCloud account, and each requires a search warrant. "Only a small fraction of requests from law enforcement," the company said on its website, "seek content such as email, photos, and other content stored on users' iCloud accounts." Apple said it provided data for 82 percent of those requests.

Berkeley City Council Votes To Draft Ordinance On Increased Minimum Wage | The Daily Californian
A year after the city raised its minimum wage to surpass both state and federal minimum wages, Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would raise the wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

L.A. City Controller Says Too Many LAPD Cops Are Cubicle Police; Civilians Can Do That Work
With homicides and crime climbing in Los Angeles after more a dozen years of historic lows, 458 officers aren't available to fight crime on the streets because

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

Hunter Repaid Funds Spent On Surf Shop, Garage Door |
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Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting plan

The justices said the legislative districts created by an independent commission did not improperly favor Democrats.

Senate GOP Settles Rules Dispute Over Leadership Posts - Politico
The vote puts to rest any questions about whether three of the current top five Senate Republicans can serve beyond this year.

Senator Says He May Back Bill Exposing Saudis to 9/11 Lawsuits
Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he would drop his opposition to the bill if its sponsors agreed to changes seeking to protect American interests abroad.

McCain skipping convention to campaign for own Senate seat
John McCain is virtually tied in a general election match-up with Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

Nation's Largest Health Insurer To Quit Some Obamacare Markets
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, announced Tuesday that it would stop selling health plans through the Affordable Care Act next year in