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THE Nooner for July 2, 2016

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Good morning! Noonerific hopes that your Fourth of July weekend is going well. We're getting a slight cooldown today and hopefully yesterday's power outage doesn't repeat. I almost went out to buy a new wireless router thinking that it had died and then realized the fans also weren't running. Fortunately, I had a full charge on my MacBook and phone so I wasn't disconnected. Although, I did miss most of the Wales vs. Belgium game, but was happy to read about the outcome. 

It's not a good weekend for Assemblymember Roger Hernandez, who yesterday had the restraining order by his wife--Baldwin Park councilmember Susan Rubio--granted by a LA County judge. Then, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon stripped Hernandez of all his committee assignments, including the chairmanship of the Assembly Labor Committee. Hernandez is termed out and is challenging Congresswoman Grace Napolitano.

It's an odd Saturday, as Hillary Clinton is being interrogated by the FBI and Donald Trump is tweeting offensive tweets featuring the Star of David. Bill Maher is just having a field day.

Sad to hear that a UC Berkeley student was among those killed in the terrorist attack in Bangladesh.

AURAL PLEASURE: John Myers and Anthony York tickle our ears about the final days before summer recess.



CA03 (Solano-Yuba-Lake): California congressman brings his Basque roots to Capitol Hill [Sarah D. Wire @ LAT] - "Rep. John Garamendi wanted to feel the dirt in his hands as a piece of his Basque heritage was planted on U.S. Capitol grounds Friday."

On July 7, there is a Careers in Government Service: Young Professionals and Students Happy Hour panel at Kupros (1217 21st St, Upstairs) from 5:30-7:30. It's a great panel of young women professionals. I'm not young anymore, but I need a career. Can I go? ;-)

THE 213: L.A. County to consider putting parcel tax for homeless initiatives on November ballot [Abby Sewell @ LAT] - "Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proposed placing a 3-cent-per-square foot parcel tax for homeless services on the November ballot. If approved, the tax hike would raise about $185 million a year for programs including mental health services, rental subsidies and short-term housing for the homeless."

RUH-ROH: Violent crime in California rose 10% in 2015, state attorney general says [Bettina Boxall @ LAT] - "After two years of decline, the number of violent crimes in California rose by 10% in 2015, although the overall crime rate remained among the lowest in decades. The numbers were up in all major categories of violent crime compared with those of 2014, according to reports released Friday by the state attorney general’s office."

Cue the debate about realignment and Proposition 47...

:-( Wally the whale is towed out to sea a day after washing ashore [Joseph Serna and Alexia Fernandez @ LAT] - "Wally the whale was towed into the sea by two Los Angeles County lifeguard boats Friday evening at Dockweiler State Beach, just a day after he washed ashore."

West Hills Community College District chancellor Frank Gornick--long a leader for progress within the system--is retiring. Best wishes in his deserved retirement!

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to lobbyist Richard Harris, the BOE's Genevieve Jopanda, and lobbyist Minnie Santillan!




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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Applauds New Gun Laws, Even As Some Overlap With His November Initiative
Though Gov. Jerry Brown put California on a path toward enhanced gun control with Friday's signing of several sweeping new laws, voters...

UC Davis Chancellor Withholds $200,000 Scholarship Donation As Inquiry Continues | The Sacramento Bee
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UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi promised $200,000 toward scholarships

Study Up, California! You’ve Got 17 Statewide Measures To Vote On | Election 2016 | The California Report | Kqed News
The California Secretary of State’s office has certified the final list of statewide measures that have qualified for the November ballot.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Orders New Probe Of Football Program - Sfgate
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks ordered a new investigation Friday into Cal football’s strength and conditioning program in light of a

L.A. County To Consider Putting Parcel Tax For Homeless Initiatives On November Ballot
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Republicans, Trump Campaign Name California Fundraising Chairs | The Sacramento Bee
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The RNC announced “victory chairs” in 33 states and the District of Columbia to head up fundraising efforts

With All Votes Counted, La County Turnout Tops 40 Percent | 89.3 Kpcc
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Official results show more than two million people cast ballots in the June 7, 2016 primary election. Maya Sugarman/ KPCC

Homeless Solution: Taxes? :: Fox&hounds
But is raising taxes the solution?

As Gas Tax Wanes, California Tests Pay-by-mile Replacement - San Francisco Chronicle
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California State Firefighters Take Pay Complaints Public | The Sacramento Bee
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Cal Fire Local 2881 is launching a campaign to bolster its demand for better pay

Assemblyman Roger Hernandez Ordered To Stay Away From Wife Due To Abuse Allegations
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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bulk Of Sweeping Gun-control Package Into Law, Vetoes Five Bills
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$2 Billion To Go To Housing Mentally Ill Homeless People - San Francisco Chronicle
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Final Vote Tally Pits Kathryn Barger Against Darrell Park For L.A. County Supervisor’s Post
After weeks in limbo, the November field is set in the race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich.

California Governor Signs Legislation Limiting Assault Weapons
Gov. Jerry Brown signed six measures as part of an effort to curb gun violence. The new laws put new restrictions on assault weapons and regulate ammunition sales.

San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase | Kpbs
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A referendum voters overwhelmingly approved last month meant the city had about a month to get a system in place to enforce the minimum wage increase.

Violent Crime In California Rose 10% In 2015, State Attorney General Says
After two years of decline, the number of violent crime in California rose in 2015 by 10%.

San Mateo County sheriff says heart condition forces retirement
San Mateo County sheriff says heart condition forces retirement San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks said Friday a longtime heart condition has prompted him to step down from the position — an unexpected announcement as deputies said his health condition had not been known to most in the department. A heart procedure scheduled for July 11 is the third time I have attempted to correct a condition that, while not life-threatening, does affect my quality of life and my ability to maintain a full-time work schedule. Bolanos, who was chief of the Redwood City Police Department for 12 years, had previously announced plans to run for sheriff in 2018 and has been endorsed by Munks. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is an outstanding organization and we will continue to provide them with professional law enforcement service. The department credited Munks with responding to prison overcrowding and Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment plan with changes to the county’s correctional system.

Clinton To Play Atlantic City Card Against Trump At Campaign Stop - Politico
Former San Diego Union-Tribune owner Doug Manchester is now a Donald Trump state finance chair.

Plastic Surgeon's License Revoked Three Years After Court Acquitted Him Of Charges
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Clinton campaign says she was interviewed by FBI about emails

The Democratic candidate gave a voluntary interview about how she handled emails while she was secretary of state, a spokesman said. This is a developing story. It will be updated....