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THE NOONER for May 1, 2016

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

Carly Fiorina Doubles Down On Delta Smelt | The Sacramento Bee
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Fiorina addresses California Republican Party convention delegates

GOP Race Shifts California's Political Fault Lines | 89.3 Kpcc
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Trump supporters attend a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa on Thursday night, April 28, 2016. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Ted Cruz Has A Delta Smelt Plan: Disco Ball, A Little Barry White | The Sacramento Bee
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On His Santa Monica Mountaintop, A Billionaire Envisions Lofty Thoughts On Politics And Culture
Nicolas Berggruen scuffs along a dirt road overgrown with foxtails, high in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Los Angeles basin falls at his feet. The skyscrapers of downtown, the gantry cranes at the port and the peaks of Catalina are diminished by a vast panorama stretching from Saddleback Mountain...

Ca Convention Is A Homecoming Of Sorts For Carly Fiorina
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Latino Activists Vow More Trump Protests As Tensions Heighten
Latino activists said they expect more large protests as Donald Trump moves in presidential campaign into California.

California Gets Full 2016 Treatment | The Sacramento Bee
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Three GOP White House hopefuls hit convention

President Trump? Oh, He'll Be Great, Just Like His Border Wall
We have a very beautiful state here.

Job seekers crowd into employment fair for marijuana industry
Job seekers crowd into employment fair for marijuana industry Raychel Young woke up early Saturday morning, placed her photography portfolio full of high-resolution prints of marijuana flowers into a large yellow envelope and headed to San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. Thirty-two companies, ranging from industry-focused magazines to dispensaries to cannabis-based data and technology startups, attended the Join the GreenRush event, searching for candidates to fill jobs as bud tenders, cultivators, delivery drivers, marketers and even software developers, in order to meet their expanding needs for workers as the market for legal marijuana continues to grow across California and several other states. The event was the inaugural job fair for GreenRush, a technology and marketing company that connects already legal medical marijuana users with cannabis delivery systems, a sort of Eat24 of the marijuana industry. “With cannabis as the nation’s fastest-growing industry, there are a large number of positions opening up that we need to fill,” said Jude Ignatius, event coordinator and director of operations at GreenRush. Young, 19, from Foster City, showed off her portfolio in hopes of snagging one of those positions, specifically as a photographer for a cannabis sales company. David Drake, CEO of Cannabis Reports, a cannabis-based data and technology company based in Berkeley, said he has seen no shortage of candidates for cannabis-focused tech jobs, an area of work in the industry people also might not typically think of. Outside of the event, a line to enter the door wemt down Van Ness Avenue and wrapped around part of the block through mid afternoon, with small crowds gathering inside around three rows of tables and a stage where informational sessions were held. The husband and wife showed particular interest in the edible cannabis industry, which they see becoming increasingly more popular among the aging baby boomer generation, especially as legalization picks up. Ignatius said officials in the medical marijuana industry have already started to beef up infrastructure and employee numbers for what could ultimately become an over $10-billion-dollar industry, depending upon legalization outcomes.

Job Seekers Crowd Into Employment Fair For Marijuana Industry - San Francisco Chronicle
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Why The Millennial Vote Could Be A Game-changer In California Primary
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Bernie Sanders Supporters Rally In Downtown Los Angeles
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John Kasich Holds Court In Downtown San Jose -
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"How do I win?" he asked the overflow crowd of about 300. "We'll, I won't win the primaries, but once we get to an open convention, I think the delegates will see that I can win in the fall."

President Obama's Best Moments At The White House Correspondents Dinner 2016 - Politico
The candidate is projecting strength, but a string of discouraging signs has his advisers worried.

Donald Trump Crosses A Border - Sfgate
While the latest Rasmussen Poll found Clinton and Trump even with

Michael Bloomberg Says Both Parties Have Demagogues in Presidential Race
Without mentioning candidates by name, Mr. Bloomberg compared them to divisive figures of the past as he addressed graduates at the University of Michigan.

The Trump Express Is Rolling To Victory - San Francisco Chronicle
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