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THE NOONER for May 22, 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
Activist Lawyers Sue California On Voter Rules, Possibly Boosting Bernie Sanders Support | The Sacramento Bee
Kevin Yamamura @
sacbee.com
Civil rights lawyers sue state, local officials over inconsistent election instructions

Kamala Harris Tells Farm Workers That 'an Undocumented Immigrant Is Not A Criminal'
latimes.com
U.S. Senate hopeful Kamala Harris, speaking to leaders of the United Farm Workers union, called for fixing the nation’s immigration sys...

Sanders Campaign Opening Office In East La | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Members of the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be hosting a grand opening of a new campaign office in the heart of East LA at noon on Sunday, which is also the eve of a planned Monday speech in the area by the Vermont senator.

Jerry Brown Hopes To Leave On High Note, But Fears Downturn | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Governor reveals concerns about how he will leave

Libertarian Candidates Draw Attention, As #nevertrump Campaigners Look Elsewhere

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who now seeks the Libertarian Party's nomination for vice president, has already received the sort of attention third party candidates dream of. In an interview with the New York Times, Weld said he could "hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht" when he contemplated Donald Trump's deportation agenda. In an interview with CNN, Weld talked confidently about a Libertarian campaign being able to "nudge the Democrats toward the economic center" and "nudge the Republicans to get away from their anti-abortion stance."

Firefighter Pensions Get Boost From Extended 'drop' Time | Sandiegouniontribune.com
sandiegouniontribune.com
Former firefighters union president Frank De Clercq. [Union-Tribune file] — John Gibbins

Yes, Bill Clinton Can Still Draw A Crowd In California
latimes.com
In the latest iteration of the Clinton family's 2-for-1 campaign style, former President Bill Clinton planned two events in California ...

California Voter Registration Soaring As June 7 Primary Approaches
Matthew Artz @
mercurynews.com
More than twice as many Californians registered this year than in the same four-month period in 2012, according to Political Data Inc., a Los Angeles County firm that tracks state voter trends. The new voters are trending young and Democratic -- two groups more inspired by Bernie Sanders than Donald Trump.

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary In Pomona - The Orange County Register
BEAU YARBROUGH @
ocregister.com
POMONA – The 42nd president of the United States was on the campaign trail Saturday, hoping to help his wife become the 45th.

Ami Bera Fundraising Pattern Sidesteps Donation Limits | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
Congressman, parents gave to other congressional candidates

Dems Vow Retribution On House Lgbt Vote | Thehill
Cristina Marcos @
thehill.com
Maloney was able to offer the amendment because the spending bill was brought to the floor under a procedure that allows lawmakers to offer unlimited numbers of amendments without any advance notice. Because the amendment was offered right before the vote series began, some Republicans said they weren't even briefed on the issue.

Clinton's California Advantage Over Sanders: Her Allies Living In Your Neighborhood
latimes.com
The big California presidential rallies get all the attention. Less seen, but important, is the surrogate campaign.

Higher-paying Jobs Than Sf Teacher? City Baker, Bricklayer - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
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After years of planning, SF hospital moves its ailing patients
sfgate.com
On Saturday, 13 transport teams at San Francisco General Hospital worked with hundreds of medical professionals to bring the bedridden patients from the 1970s-era main hospital across a second-floor mezzanine skywalk to the new, neighboring acute trauma center, which officially opened its doors for the first time. “We move patients all the time, but this magnitude is much, much bigger,” said Iman Nazeeri-Simmons, the hospital’s chief operating officer. The move started at 7 a.m., when the new center opened, with transport teams putting the most seriously ill patients in new beds, before taking them across the bridge to the new facility. Patients with their newborn babies joined others with critical injuries and an array of other health issues as they were wheeled on beds covered in white sheets through the sun-filled mezzanine, even as they remained connected to IVs and heart monitors and were surrounded by health care workers. The transported patients each required their own nurses, respiratory therapists or other health care workers to properly care for them during the move. The new facility was built to meet new seismic standards and will house departments with patients so ill they may not be able to evacuate the building in the event of an earthquake, Kagan said. The cafeteria, office space, conference rooms and psychiatric services will remain in the old hospital, Kagan said. Hospital officials, including the entire executive team, met with each transported patient before the move to answer any questions they may have had. The new center is smaller than the old hospital, at 453,000 square feet compared with approximately 600,000 square feet, but is laid out in a way that makes its use more efficient for the health care workers, Nazeeri-Simmons said. [...] she said, the new center’s 58-bed emergency department will come equipped with its own X-ray and CT scanners, so patients won’t have to be transferred to another department.

Sanders: Voters See Clinton As 'the Lesser Of Two Evils' - Politico
politico.com
The billionaire owner of the Dallas Maverick says he's open to running in the future.

OC Supervisor Andrew Do: Tackling homelessness in O.C.
ANDREW DO @
ocregister.com
After years of neglect, Orange County is finally taking action and achieving significant progress on homelessness.

Trump, Clinton gird for epic battle over guns
politico.com
The two likely general election candidates are already tearing into each other over the Second Amendment.

Mark Cuban: Trump has been good for American politics

He said Trump's candidacy is beneficial in the long run but posed short-term problems.

Mark Cuban: I'd Consider A Future White House Bid - Politico
politico.com
The billionaire owner of the Dallas Maverick says he's open to running in the future.