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THE Nooner for June 13, 2016
Happy Monday! The Warriors have a chance to win the trophy tonight, home in Oakland. And, they'll have to do it without Draymond Green, who was given a delayed flaygrant foul 2 for hitting LeBron James in the groin on Friday night. The game is at 6pm on ABC.
THE AFTERMATH: The politics of gun control will be a significant issue in the presidential election. It will be in California as well, as a ballot initiative circulated by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will be on the ballot. With 150,845 signatures left to be validated by random sample, the measure should easily qualify without a full count.
"The Safety for All Act of 2016" would:
Newsom's connection to high finance is evident on the campaign's fundraising, which has names of well-known venture capitalists and philanthropists.
Obviously, this is going to be a passionate debate toward the November 8 election. It would establish the one of the largest restrictions on gun ownership and ammunition sales in the country. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed it, and I'm guessing we'll be seeing a lot of this video.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association is spearheading the effort against the measure, with support from the National Rifle Association.
November is shaping up to be a full ballot, and one packed with hot button, mostly liberal, measures. Some of the items voters will decide are:
Likely to qualify
Whew...that's a lot.
BACKLASH? From Barry Goldwater to Pete Wilson to Donald Trump: Is GOP on verge of losing Latinos for a generation? [Lisa Mascaro @ LAT]:
Republican leaders are openly fearful that Donald Trump’s divisive presidential campaign will drive Latino voters away from the Republican Party for a generation or more, much in the way Barry Goldwater alienated African Americans during the civil rights era.
It was a similar lesson in California in the 1990s, when the state shifted from reliably Republican to bright blue in the aftermath of the heated 1994 anti-illegal immigration campaign led by then-Gov. Pete Wilson. Many believe that episode handed the Golden State over to Democrats.
Trump's call-out puts glare on local lawyers group [Jeff McDonald @ SDUT] - "Trump told CBS News last weekend that [Judge Gonzalo] Curiel 'is a member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine. But I say he’s got bias. I want to build a wall.'"
Court date is set for Indiana man found with weapons before L.A. Pride parade [Frank Shyong, Brittny Mejia, Zahira Torres and Richard Winton @ LAT]
An Indiana man who told Santa Monica police he was on his way to the L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood when he was found with with assault rifles and explosives-making materials in his car is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Tuesday, jail records show.
The arrest of James Wesley Howell, 20, raised alarms hours after a gunman killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
Howell was taken into custody after officers found him seated in a car in Santa Monica with three assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, ammunition and a 5-gallon bucket containing chemicals that can be used to make an improvised-explosive device Sunday. Jail records show he is being held on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.
Investigators are still trying to figure out Howell's intentions, but don’t believe there is a connection between the incident and the Orlando massacre.
SMASHING! San Francisco battles epidemic of auto burglaries [Paul Elias @ AP] - "The nearly 26,500 reported burglaries have also become a flashpoint in the debate over Proposition 47, a big portion of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reform package that reduced some nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. There were 19,871 reported auto burglaries in 2014, almost double from the 10,369 in 2011 -- and not everyone calls the police when they wake up to a burglarized vehicle."
THE OC: Less sales tax from state could leave O.C. $20 million short for law enforcement [Jordan Graham @ OCR] - "Orange County could receive $20 million less than it expected next year to fund law enforcement operations, leaving supervisors to decide whether to cut staffing and program proposals from the Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office, or slash from other departments to bridge the gap."
JUGGLING: Democratic adviser Eric Bauman collects cash to fight drug measure [Matier and Ross @ SFChron] - "Even as the state Democratic Party’s executive committee is being asked to endorse a November ballot measure that would cap prescription drug prices in California, a top party member — who is also on the Assembly speaker’s payroll — is pulling down $12,500 a month from the pharmaceutical industry to help defeat it."
FALLING INTO LINE: Sanders voters in California look for concessions from Clinton, but most will support her — if reluctantly [Cathleen Decker @ LAT] - “More than 6 in 10 Bernie Sanders voters in California already have decided to side with Hillary Clinton in the fall — albeit most of them with reservations — and many of the rest said they might support her if she adopted some of his policies and received his endorsement, according to a new statewide poll.”
$$$: L.A. County putting pressure on Sacramento to impose a 'millionaires' tax' to combat homelessness [Abby Sewell @ LAT] - "With a deadline fast approaching, Los Angeles County officials are turning up the pressure in Sacramento for a change in state law that would allow them to impose a "millionaires' tax" to fund expanded efforts to combat homelessness."
Frontier Communications used Google Trends data to identify the top video streams of 2016. Political events didn't do too well, and Californians leading stream was Coachella.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to the LAT's Seema Mehta, fundraising guru Toni Roberts, and the Sierra Club's Samuel Sukaton!
Better tracking, response sought for new homeless agency
A new report bolsters the desire already expressed by nearly every homeless services leader in San Francisco: that the city should emphasize housing over shelters and create a tracking system for homeless people as they make their way through services. The report by the cityâÂÂs budget and legislative analyst, being released Monday, comes as the cityâÂÂs new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing is taking shape, with a $221 million budget, almost 200 workers and a new director, Jeff Kositsky, former executive director of Hamilton Family Services. âÂÂWith the restructuring of homeless programs under a single department, the city has an opportunity now to re-evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and identify opportunities for stronger coordination of services,âÂÂ the report states. Currently, two policies have largely defined the cityâÂÂs response to homelessness: its 2004-14 10-year plan, which formalized the shift to a âÂÂhousing firstâÂÂ model, and the 2002 ballot proposition Care Not Cash, which reduced the amount of cash given to homeless adults and instead invested the money in shelters and other services. Sam Dodge, deputy director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, said the department is already on its way to implementing the recommendations included in the report. While the city has a plan to create such a system, the report says the requests for proposals donâÂÂt sufficiently outline the technical details to ensure data integration among the various agencies. Without a needs assessment that clearly documents where service weaknesses exist, city officials have a limited ability to understand the dynamic needs of the population and cannot ensure proper policy direction and funding for critical areas, including outreach and housing exits. Compared with permanent supportive housing, which includes on-site case managers and counseling programs, rapid rehousing and rental assistance may be more cost-effective and better suited for these groups, the report finds. The report speculates that many of the homeless adults who left permanent housing had undiagnosed or untreated medical or mental health conditions that impacted their ability to stabilize.
California's Presidential Party Is Over, And Here Are Some Lessons
California's presidential election is over, and here are its lessons for November
Terrorism Again Thrust Into Presidential Politics - Wsj
Adam Entous and Dave Michaels @ wsj.com
Trump Slings Insults After Recent Shows of Greater Restraint
Sacramento Stands With Orlando At Downtown Rally | The Sacramento Bee
Stephen Magagnini and Tyler Foggatt @ sacbee.com
More than 1,000 crowd area around Faces nightclub
Preschool suspensions are made worse by racial disparities
An Education Department report released last week says black children account for almost half of the public preschool suspensions, but are less than a fifth of the preschoolers.
Sacramento Ponders After-hours Parking And Higher Rates For Arena Events | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @ sacbee.com
By Tony Bizjak
Rubio Pressed To Run For Senate Again After Orlando Attack - Politico
Rubio has repeatedly ruled out running for re-election, citing on multiple occasions his support of friend Carlos Lopez-Cantera for the seat.
Orlando Terror Attack Live Updates: 'we Will Not Be Defined By The Act Of A Cowardly Hater,' Mayor Says
Live updates after a mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub leaves 20 dead and more than 40 injured.
Hillary Clinton 'Who We Are' | Campaign 2016
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign released a television ad urging voters to unite behind shared goals.
Victims Of The Orlando Nightclub Massacre: Who They Were
At least 50 people were shot and killed in an attack on a gay night club in Orlando. Here's what we know about the victims.
Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Bay Area Reacts With Shock, Grief, Vigils
Aaron Kinney and Sharon Noguchi, Staff writers @ mercurynews.com
Leaders of the gay community in San Francisco planned a vigil for 8 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district.
Recall Judge Aaron Persky
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Authorities Considered Canceling L.A. Pride After Orlando Attack, But March And Mourning Go On
Amid heightened security in the aftermath of a shooting in Orlando, Fla., thousands poured into the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday for an L.A. Pride celebration charged with a new resolve.
Isis Takes Credit For Orlando Shooting | Thehill
Jessie Hellmann @ thehill.com
Fifty people were killed and 53 others were injured early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
College Basketball Player Gunned Down In Monterey Park Left Chicago To Escape Violence
Essential California Newsletter
New gun control proposal: No firearms for hate-crime convicts
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) proposes tightening gun laws after the Orlando massacre.
Inglewood To Pay $4.6 Million To Unarmed Man Shot By Police Officer
Essential California Newsletter
After Orlando shooting, Senate Democrats revive attempt to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns
Had Congress earlier passed legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from buying a gun, Democrats argued, it possibly could have prevented the tragedy in Orlando.
White House: Obama Will Not Call It 'radical Islamism' - Politico
President Barack Obama is "not going to give into them."
President Obama's remarks after meeting with counterterrorism officials on Orlando shooting
President Obama and Vice President Biden met Monday with the heads of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center. Read his remarks following that meeting.
Trump: Clinton 'just Broke' On Using 'radical Islamic Terror' - Politico
Trump criticized both Clinton and President Barack Obama on Sunday for not referring to the Orlando, Florida, shooting as an act of "radical Islamic...