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THE NOONER for May 7, 2016

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

Hillary Clinton Hits Bernie Sanders On Free College, Blasts Trump | The Sacramento Bee
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Clinton rips Donald Trump in Oakland on immigration, abortion and wages

Local Cigarette Taxes & One Referendum Averted--many Local Tax Measures Remain :: Fox&hounds
A referendum to reverse a bill that would allow local jurisdictions to raise taxes on cigarettes was set to launch if Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill. He didn’t. It was the only cigarette related bill he vetoed of the six that landed on his desk. Brown said he vetoed the bill because there were too many tax measures on the November ballot.

Bernie Sanders Plans Sacramento, Stockton Rallies Next Week | The Sacramento Bee
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Vermont senator arrives in state Monday

Survey: Donald Trump supporters most aggressive online
Donald Trump's supporters are viewed as the most aggressive or threatening online, a new survey has found. The survey, conducted by the RAD Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark's initiative craigconnects, found that 57 percent of those surveyed said that Trump supporters are "very aggressive and/or threatening online."The issue of a candidate's online supporters has come to the forefront in this election cycle, as supporters of both Bernie Sanders and Trump have come under the spotlight for their aggressive behavior. Though Sanders' online supporters have been cited as aggressive online in media reports, even earning the name "Bernie Bros," only 16 percent of those surveyed said Sanders supporters were "aggressive and/or threatening," compared to 30 percent who found Hillary Clinton supporters aggressive and/or threatening online. Thirty-five percent of self-identified Trump supporters said Trump supporters are very aggressive and/or threatening online. And though Trump said this week he doesn't "have a message for the fans" who send anti-Semitic threats online, the survey found that 54 percent of respondents think presidential campaigns should take more of a stand against the aggressive behavior of their supporters. "We were taking a look at the social media landscape in terms of how people were discussing the 2016 election online and taking a look at the conversations and whether the political discourse that was happening among people, whether that was friendly and civil or was it starting to get aggressive and hostile," said Allyson Kapin of the RAD Campaign. "We were noticing … a rise in aggression and hostility (online), so we wanted to find out if that was just happening in small, politically engaged circles or was that happening across America." The poll was conducted online with 1,017 interviews among likely voters from March 2 to March 9, 2016. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.07 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. See the full poll results here.

$2 Billion Bail Bond Industry Threatened By Lawsuit Against San Francisco | The California Report | Kqed News
Valiente was arrested on a number of charges, for which his bail was set at $70,000. As a construction worker making $14 an hour, he couldn’t afford to bail himself out. Instead, he called one of the bail bond agencies whose fliers he saw inside the jail, Aladdin Bail Bonds.

California Assembly Turns Down Aid For Socal Gas Victims -
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Ca Primary Still Important For Down Ballot Contenders :: Fox&hounds
In 2012, when there was no Democratic Presidential primary race, two Republicans edged into the runoff for the 31st Congressional District, where Democrats had been favored to win in November. Subsequently, Pete Aguilar reclaimed the seat for the Democrats in 2014.

Santa Monica's 'slow Growth' Initiative One Step Closer To Ballot | 89.3 Kpcc
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An under-construction five-story building, left, sits adjacent to a two-story Victorian house, Angel's Attic Museum, on Colorado Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth Streets in Santa Monica. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Wells Have Run Dry In This California Town, So Why Is A $1.2-million Water System Untapped?
Two long summers ago, after Adela Ramos Arellano's pump first began to sputter and wheeze, the 37-year-old field worker would return from a day spent laboring

California's GOP Senate Candidates Struggle For Attention | 89.3 Kpcc
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The California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, California on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Gabrielle Lurie/AFP/Getty Images

Some California Lobbyist Employers Cranked Up Spending This Year | The Sacramento Bee
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Total lobbyist payments of $74.3 million through March

Obama Gets The Ball Rolling On White House Transition - Politico
Jeb Bush will not vote for Donald Trump in November, the former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate said Friday.

Senator Jim Nielsen Elected Senate Republican Caucus Chairman
In recognition of his experience and long standing record of leadership, Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller and members of the Republican Caucus selected Senator Jim Nielsen to be their Caucus Chairman.

Faulconer Rejects Trump's 'divisive Rhetoric' |
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At California Rally, Clinton Turns Her Attention - And Attacks - To Trump | Politico

Pg&e Customers To Pay More For Gas After San Bruno Blast -
Gas bills for PG&E customers would rise 10.7 percent if the state Public Utilities Commission approves a PUC law judge's recommendation for higher rates for upgrades and improvements to the utility's gas transmission and storage system.

Pope’s Europe Speech A Boost To Anti-brexit Campaign – Politico
Cumhuriyet newspaper’s Can Dundar and Erdem Gul will each serve at least 5 years in prison.

Ap News: The Orange County Register

Former Placentia Finance Manager Pleads Not Guilty To Embezzling $4.3 Million
The former financial services manager for Placentia pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of embezzling $4.3 million from the cash-strapped city.

Mls Soccer Stadium Wins Approval From La City Council | 89.3 Kpcc
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A plan to construct a $250 million stadium complex for a new Major League Soccer team on the site of the existing Los Angeles Sports Arena won approval from the City Council on Friday.

Ebmud May End Drought Surcharges -
Saying they have enough water this year, East Bay Municipal Utility District managers recommend that the water board vote Tuesday to abolish the surcharge tacked on to all bills in the district as an emergency drought measure.

Clinton Ends Her Swing Through California With A Visit To Oakland To Marshal Her Troops
Hillary Clinton finished her swing through California on Friday with a rally, a visit to her Oakland field office and a series of fundraisers -- a