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THE NOONER for April 28, 2016

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

California Bill Would Allow Landlords To Ban Marijuana For Renters | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
Prohibition covering tobacco products would apply to marijuana if legalized in November

Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Are Being Skewered By Political Street Artists
With the presidential race coming to California, you might call this the street art primary. Los Angeles street art and politics have always been intertwined. But this year's contested races have already produced some memorable work. The latest are "No Trump Anytime" signs popping up around L.A....

Feds Issue Arrest Warrant For Ex-CalPERS Chief Buenrostro | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
Action against Buenrostro follows arrest on battery charge in Sacramento

Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Is At A Record High. He's Wrong
Every day on the campaign trail Donald Trump portrays illegal immigration as a mounting crisis warranting drastic measures.

Veteran, ambassador Haydn Williams dies at 96 in SF home
Haydn Williams, the Navy veteran and former ambassador who was instrumental to the creation of the World War II memorial on the National Mall, died last week at 96 of heart failure in his San Francisco home. At age 22, working for a construction firm to make enough money for college, he was playing a game of touch football on Midway Island when Japanese destroyers attacked not far from where he was, according to his family. Mr. Williams went on to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense under presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and ambassador from 1971 to 1976 to the Micronesia and Mariana Islands. Mr. Williams finished his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley after the war and earned a PhD from the Fletcher School of Tufts University, where he studied international law and diplomacy. Holly Rotondi, executive director of nonprofit founded by Mr. Williams, Friends of the National World War II Memorial, said he fought to honor and preserve the memory of the war. Evans and other family members remembered Mr. Williams as an avid reader, cook and outdoorsman whose favorite hobby was gardening at the family cottage on the Russian River.

UC Davis Chancellor Placed On Leave As Officials Launch Probe Into Alleged Misconduct
University of California President Janet Napolitano placed UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on administrative leave Wednesday night and ordered a probe into

Tiny Central Valley Community Tests California’s Clean-water Law | State Of Health | Kqed News
The crisis is particularly acute in the rural Central Valley, where some communities — like tiny Matheny Tract outside Tulare — have struggled with unsafe drinking water.

Legislators Reject An Effort To Allow Locals To Re-order Their Ballot
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First Draft: Campaigns and â
The presidential candidates have already spent millions of dollars on television advertising ahead of Tuesday’s Indiana primary, which campaigns like Senator Ted Cruz’s consider a must-win to stop Donald J. Trump from edging closer to the Republican presidential nomination.

Could Fiorina Help Cruz Win California Delegates? -
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Fiorina fires back at Boxer
Nearly six years after they squared off in California's 2010 U.S. Senate race, there is still bad blood between outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Liberal Groups Shred Cruz-fiorina Ticket As Bad For Women - Politico
Ted Cruz will announce Wednesday that Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential nominee if he's the Republican party's pick for president, according...

Peninsula car crash victim identified as energetic SF political aide
Peninsula car crash victim identified as energetic SF political aide A young man killed in a car accident south of Pacifica was recalled Wednesday as an energetic and intelligent player in San Francisco’s political scene. Sergio Klor de Alva, 24, had worked with a number of politicians in the city — doing research for Supervisor Scott Wiener’s state senate campaign, acting as volunteer coordinator for Julie Christensen’s failed 2015 Board of Supervisors bid and coordinating campaigning for Joel Engardio, who is running for supervisor in San Francisco’s District 7. Engardio recalled Klor de Alva as a man with infectious intensity, full of potential and just at the start of a promising career. Klor de Alva, who had moved to San Francisco’s Sunset District after celebrating his 24th birthday in February, was driving northbound on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday when, for unknown reasons, he began to drift to the right, authorities said. “He was constantly learning more about the world, attending political events, working on campaigns, and serving on local boards and committees to promote change and growth in our community,” one friend wrote. “There is a certain segment of people in their early to mid-20s who just dive into the political scene and are very involved in the process,” Wiener said.

Ted Cruz Picking Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate? It's A Gambit Bound To Fail
Pardon me, but this has been tried before: desperately naming a running mate prior to a national convention. It's a losing gambit.

Socal Gas Exec Says Company Continues Risky Injection Method Near Local Communities | 89.3 Kpcc
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First Draft: Carly Fiorina Pulls Out All the Stops, and Lyrics, in Joining Ted Cruz
After the senator said he would make Mrs. Fiorina his running mate if he is the Republican presidential nominee, she defended him and sang a song to his daughters.

Fiorina recants her criticism of Cruz
Following Ted Cruz's announcement that he will name Carly Fiorina as his running mate if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, the former Hewlett-Packard executive admitted Wednesday that she was wrong in her criticism of the Texas senator earlier this year.

Overdoses linked to laced pills spread in Bay Area
Contra Costa County health authorities warned residents Wednesday to not use any prescription-strength drugs that were not purchased directly from a pharmacist after learning of four overdoses likely caused by pills laced with fentanyl. In the past month, at least nine people in the Bay Area are believed to have overdosed on counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl, an extremely potent pain reliever, according to public health reports. The cases may be related to a surge in fentanyl overdoses in the Sacramento area — also linked to counterfeit pain pills — that has spread to the Bay Area. [...] people who take Norco tablets that they believe to contain only the usual mix of drugs can easily, and quickly, overdose, health officials say. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released a report detailing two Contra Costa County cases in which people showed up in an emergency room just half an hour after taking what they thought were Norco tablets, which they had purchased from a friend. [...] lab analysis of the pill found fentanyl, acetaminophen, promethazine and trace amounts of cocaine. Vo, who works at the San Francisco division of the California Poison Control System, became aware of the Bay Area overdoses in late March, after fielding calls from emergency room physicians. Contra Costa County is sending out alerts to health care providers and schools warning people to avoid taking any prescription drugs purchased from friends or strangers. Anyone who has already bought such drugs should call their local public health agency about proper disposal.

Ted Cruz to Name Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, desperate to alter the course of a presidential primary fight in which Donald J. Trump is closing in on victory, will announce Wednesday afternoon that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination, two campaign advisers confirmed.