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THE NOONER for June 2, 2016

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

Judge Rejects Bernie Sanders Supporter's Voting Lawsuit - The Orange County Register
SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit by a Bernie Sanders supporter that argued elections officials in California were robbing unaffiliated voters of the chance to vote in the state’s June 7 Democratic presidential primary was filed too late and did not show evidence that any federal laws were violated, a federal judge said Wednesday.

State Lawmakers Vote To Cap Nonresident Enrollment At UC Schools
Amid outrage over the number of out-of-state students taking spots in the University of California system, the Assembly on Wednesday vo...

Ex-CalPERS Chief Will Collect Part Of State Pension In Prison | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
Monthly checks will be cut by ‘felony forfeiture’ rule

Judge Rejects Lawsuit Claiming Denial Of Voting Rights | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
File: A Florida Voter Registration Application sits at the Miami-Dade Elections Department on October 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Millions Sit Idle In California's U.S. Senate Race As Big Donors Wait For End Of The Primary
The top two Democrats in California’s U.S. Senate race have raised more than a combined $12 million for their campaigns, but many of the state’s most generous and loyal campaign donors have yet to crack open their wallets.

Bernie Sanders Appeals To Asian-americans In Palo Alto Appearance
Matthew Artz and Jessica Calefati, Staff writers @
To the dismay of some of attendees at Cubberley Community Center, Sanders stuck to his basic campaign themes during a one-hour forum with Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. He blasted free trade deals, calling for universal health coverage and declared that he will impose immigration reform as president if Congress fails to act.

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Neck And Neck In California | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
Field Poll puts Clinton ahead of Sanders 45 percent to 43 percent, within margin of error

Hillary Clinton To Give National Security Speech In San Diego |
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in San Francisco.

Donald Trump Attacks Both Clintons To Applause In Sacramento
Essential Politics

State Senate passes bill to slow Oakland coal shipping plan
The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to require environmental reviews for a controversial plan to ship coal by rail through Oakland, which has pitted legislators in Sacramento against a developer who is closely connected to Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, could be the first major hurdle for the $250 million Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, a giant export depot that developer Phil Tagami is building near the east end of the Bay Bridge. Coal wasn’t part of the plan until 2014, when Tagami’s shipping operator, Terminal Logistics Solutions, began courting investment from four coal-mining counties in Utah — on the promise that Utah coal would be shipped through Oakland. Hancock noted that 11 East Bay mayors — from Berkeley, Dublin, Fremont, Livermore, Hayward, Richmond, San Leandro, Union City, Emeryville, Albany and El Cerrito — signed a joint letter denouncing the coal-shipping plan, because rail lines that serve the Port of Oakland also run through some of those cities. City officials are walking a fine line between honoring their agreement with Tagami and catering to residents who believe his project will cause lung-damaging coal dust to waft through Oakland. In May, representatives of Terminal Logistics Solutions, along with several churches and labor groups, held a news conference to tout the planned shipping terminal and surrounding 366-acre development, which would bring a rail line, warehouses and maritime businesses to the long-defunct Oakland Army Base.

Bernie Sanders Takes On Trump Over Drought And Climate Change | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
He mockingly calls Trump ‘one of the great meteorologists in the world’

Patt Morrison Asks: Sen. Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer has had a title in front of her name for four decades – first, Marin County supervisor, then member of Congress, and now United States senator.

State Assembly Candidates File Last Round Of Contributions Before Primary
Jacqueline Lee, Daily News Staff Writer @
The two candidates receiving the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, will be on the November ballot.

Sanders Camp: Tax Returns Will Be Out Before Convention - Politico
Bernie Sanders' campaign manager said the Democratic candidate would release the documents before the Democratic National Convention.

Trump campaign defends Trump University in new video as Clinton pounces

The mogul's campaign, under fresh scrutiny, released a new video with three former Trump University students praising the institution.

Senate Approves Backup Cash For L.A. Olympics Bid
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would have the state cover up to $250 million in liabilities if Los Angeles’ bid to ...

Children's Asylum Approvals Vary By Us Region | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
Youngsters whose applications are handled by the U.S. government's regional offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles are far more likely to win approval from asylum officers than those applying in Chicago or Houston, according to data obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request.

New Opposition To Chargers Initiative |
This rendering of the Chargers proposed stadium and convention center shows the building as it might look when it hosts a Super Bowl.

How Much Does Hillary Clinton Want To Win California? She And Bill Have Over 30 Events In 5 Days
Essential Politics

Venezuela's Maduro: Sanders Would Win If U.S. Elections Were Free And Fair - Politico
Bernie Sanders could become the 45th president of the United States if American elections were 'free' and 'fair,' Venezuelan President...

Gov. Jerry Brown's Housing Plan Could Wipe Away Development Rules In Los Angeles And San Francisco
Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to make it easier for developers to build affordable housing strikes at the heart of longstanding development rules across the state, particularly in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Today, residents can stop every large housing development in both cities. If Brown's bill passes, many of those rules could go away.