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THE NOONER for May 17, 2016

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

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
One Inmate Shot, Three Others Injured In Folsom Prison Fight | The Sacramento Bee
Cathy Locke @
sacbee.com
Fight among inmates occurred Monday morning at California State Prison, Sacramento

Governor: We Can't Buy Our Way Out Of The Affordable Housing Problem
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to address affordable housing, which he unveiled during a Friday press conference on his revised budget, primar...

Suit against gun store law in Alameda County revived
sfgate.com
The Constitution protects the right to buy and sell firearms as well as the right to own them, a federal appeals court said Monday in reviving a lawsuit challenging an Alameda County ordinance banning gun shops within 500 feet of a residential neighborhood or a school. A federal judge ruled that the 500-foot buffer zone was a reasonable measure to protect neighborhoods from gun violence. At the least, O’Scannlain said, the county must present some evidence that “gun stores act as a magnet for crime.” [...] if the practical effect of the law is to ban new gun stores — something the three businessmen claim, and the county denies — the county must show that such a prohibition is the only available means to reduce crime, O’Scannlain said. The ruling is one of many attempts by lower federal courts to fill gaps in the Supreme Court’s 2009 decision that declared an individual right, under the Second Amendment, to possess firearms for self-defense, but left the scope of permissible government regulation unclear. Federal courts have upheld San Francisco’s ban on high-capacity semiautomatic weapons and its requirement that handgun owners keep their weapons stored and locked. “Given California’s legal requirements to use licensed dealers for firearms transfers and background checks, it’s important that retailers are able to open their doors — and keep them open,” Combs said. Attorney Imran Khaliq, who represented the advocacy groups Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Youth Alive, said courts uphold such laws as part of a local government’s authority to protect residents’ health and safety.

Gov. Jerry Brown Switches Course, Seeks $10 Million In State Funding For California Quake Warning System
latimes.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking $10 million to fund an earthquake early warning system, which would allow a limited rollout of alerts by 2018.

San Diego Reaches Three More Labor Deals | Sandiegouniontribune.com
sandiegouniontribune.com
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks during a press conference — John Gastaldo / San Diego Union-Tribune

California Tobacco Tax Backers Submit Signatures - Capradio.org
Ben Adler @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Water Regulations Ease, But Drought Still Dominates In Ca | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
The past few day have been big for water news.

Bernie Sanders Returning To Rally In Southern California | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
Sanders to appear at California State Dominguez Hills on Tuesday

Tom Steyer At Center Of Union Fight
ibabuzz.com
But Steyer’s involvement didn’t sit well with the trade unions who say that his environmental advocacy has cost them jobs. Steyer most recently opposed the Keystone XL pipeline.

Backers Say L.A. Affordable Housing Measure Is Headed For November Ballot
latimes.com
A coalition of labor unions and housing advocates said Monday it had gathered nearly 100,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would force real estate developers to provide affordable housing when they want to build bigger projects than city rules would otherwise allow.

CalPERS Speeds Up Deadline To Debate Tobacco Investments | The Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
Investment chair orders divestment study within nine months instead of two years

President Obama Gives Medal Of Valor To LAPD, Santa Monica Officers
dailynews.com
Today's high

Groups Got $11.6m From Board They Serve On | Sandiegouniontribune.com
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Munger Spending Money For Sundheim In U.S. Senate Race
latimes.com
Republican mega-donor Charles Munger Jr.'s political organization, Spirit of Democracy America, has launched an independent expenditure...

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Move Its Corporate Headquarters To El Segundo | The Sacramento Bee
Mark Glover @
sacbee.com
Move expected to be completed in late June, early July

Gabrielle Giffords Brings Crowd To Tears At Clinton Campaign Gun Violence Forum
dailynews.com
Today's high

Ted Cruz: 'No Regrets' | Campaign 2016

Former presidential candidate Ted Cruz's campaign looked forward in this video posted online May 16, with a thumbnail image bearing the message “To be continued.”