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THE NOONER for April 25, 2016

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

Lawmakers Pump The Breaks After Gov. Jerry Brown Goes Full Throttle On Pet Projects
Gov. Jerry Brown's two very pricey legacy projects took hits in the Legislature last week. They were light jabs and he didn't even flinch.

School Construction Costs May Fall Entirely On Home Builders :: Si&a Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource For Superintendents And The Cabinet
Kimberly Beltran @
Hoping to head off that action, lawmakers who oversee school facility funding may seek a budget appropriation that would fund a loan program in the short term and avoid saddling the economically critical housing industry with a costly new burden.

Presidential Race Drives Surge Of New Registrations - From Democrats, Not Republicans -
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Controversial English-only Crusader Sets His Sights On California's Senate Race
Republican Ron Unz certainly has a knack for stirring things up, just as did in the 1990s when he fathered the English-only campaign for California's public

Revenge Of The Nerd: Bernie’s Political Ponzi Scheme
“They are going to want to win in November,” Weaver said. “And if the polling continues to show that Bernie Sanders is a much stronger candidate in the general election” those superdelegates will support Sanders.

How California's U.S. Senate Ballot Could Cause Problems For The June 7 Primary
If California elections officials could send a simple message to each of the state's 17.2 million registered voters before ballots are marked in the race for

O.C. Candidates Wary Of Siding With Trump Or Cruz - The Orange County Register
Billionaire Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are fighting ardently to be the pride of the Republican Party, but many of Orange County’s down-ticket GOP candidates are avoiding both and declining to discuss preferences.

Report: Presidential Campaign Apps Failing To Safeguard Data - Politico
More than half of mobile apps related to campaigns for the White House "leak" user data by failing to secure it properly.

Sacramento Enters Era Of Parking Meters With No Time Limits | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
Tony Bizjak writes about traffic and travel in the Sacramento region

New Poll Of Millennial Voters Shows Clear Shift Toward Democrats, Away From Trump
Republicans long have worried how to survive as conservative GOP voters die off and are replaced by more liberal younger Americans.

Tv Senate Debate Offers Rarity: Dems, Republicans On Same Stage - San Francisco Chronicle
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Will Trump Democrats Play A Role In The 2016 Presidential Race?
A retired middle school principal was so moved by Donald Trump that he switched his Democratic Party registration so he can vote for the Republican billionaire in next Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary.

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Gannett Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing - Wsj
Lukas I. Alpert and Joshua Jamerson @
Gannett Co. on Monday went public with its proposal to acquire Tribune Publishing Co. in a deal valued at about $400 million that would combine titles like USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, as the struggling newspaper industry increasingly consolidates.

First Draft: Donald Trump Hires Political Insider for Delegate Team
Ken McKay, the former campaign manager for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, is the latest longtime political insider to join Donald J. Trump’s team as he makes a final push to win the 1,237 delegates needed to become the Republican presidential nominee.

After Wasting Millions Of Dollars, California GOP Donors Close Their Checkbooks To Presidential Candidates
California's Republican donors have invested heavily in the 2016 presidential race, with little return. The vast majority of the $55 million they have spent

As McDonnell awaits Supreme Court, another governor watches from prison

Alabama’s Don Siegelman is currently serving time for corruption in a case that his supporters call politically motivated.

Joe Biden's 2016 campaign: The Senate
The vice president has quietly embarked on a year-long legacy project to win back a Democratic majority.

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Marlin Stutzman: 'Todd Young: Sell Out' | Campaign 2016

A video from Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.)'s Senate campaign accuses his opponent, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.), of being a "sellout" for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Webb Defends Andrew Jackson, Rips 'political Correctness' - Politico
Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb slammed criticism of Andrew Jackson in light of the Treasury Department's announcement last week....

Experts: The Sea Level Is Rising, And Coastal Cities Better Be Ready - The Orange County Register
On Balboa Island, during especially high tides, water from the bay burbles up through cracks in the sidewalk and laps at the top of 80-year-old sea walls, which loom several feet above lower-lying walkways.

Border Patrol Sees Increase In Number Of Migrants Being Detained At Mexico Border
Apprehensions of undocumented migrants at the Mexican border increased last month after dipping during the winter, immigration authorities said, and they're