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THE Nooner for July 3, 2016
Happy Fourth of July eve! It's a beautiful morning here at the Noonal Global Headquarters. Across the street, the Xipe Colores festival is taking place, featuring Aztec dancers. Add to that the normal Sunday street tacos and other street food and the beautiful weather, it's a perfect day! (Well, aside from being under the weather myself...)
Now, just have to decide whether to cheer for huge underdog Iceland or the host country France, which helped make tomorrow's observance possible. Speaking of the pitch, it was a good win by Sac Republic FC last night.
BALLOT BONANZA! What you need to know about the 17 propositions on November's statewide ballot [John Myers @ LAT] - "The list of 17 ballot measures certified by Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Thursday offers a dizzying array of public policy choices for Californians to sort out this fall."
CA17 (Milpitas): Mike Honda's campaign staffers on the move after primary loss to Ro Khanna [MercNews] - "Sources confirmed that field director Andrew Munson is out, along with finance director Sudip Dutta -- who had been with Honda for two and a half years -- and deputy finance director Nicole Nabulsi."
LAW AND DISORDER: Gun rights activists say they won’t comply with California’s new laws [Tyler Moffatt @ SacBee] - "Fifty or so gun activists gathered Saturday morning at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza to protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of six gun control measures they said would turn 'law-abiding citizens into criminals.'"
UNWINDY CITY: Reaping the wind off California's coast for electricity faces hurdles [Rob Nikolewski @ LAT] - "As offshore wind farms gain momentum in the U.S., the industry predicts a clean-energy bonanza from the West Coast's steady and powerful breezes that may go a long way to help the state meet its ambitious clean energy mandates."
CLOSING TIME: Bye-bye Airbnbs: Short-term rental owners 'reeling' after Anaheim says they have to shut down [Lily Leung and Joseph Pimental @ OCR] - "The city voted to end short-term rentals in Anaheim, giving owners 18 months to wind down their businesses. After that, the city will monitor neighborhoods and websites like Airbnb and HomeAway, looking for listings to fine."
SIGHTS! Whale-apalooza off SF! Unprecedented numbers of humpbacks [Mike Moffatt @ SFChron] - "Those whale sightings occurred a couple of weeks ago, but since early May unprecedented numbers of the marine mammals, mostly humpbacks but some grays and even a few blues — the largest creatures on earth, have been gathering off the shores of San Francisco, Marin County and San Mateo County."
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Rich Gordon, former Assemblymember Lloyd Levine and Ed Chau's field rep Henry Lo!
Can Gov. Jerry Brown Keep The Promises He Made With Proposition 30?
Jerry Brown doesn't want a deficit. He also said Proposition 30 would be temporary. Those pledges could be in conflict.
Billionaire Steyer Sets Out To Stop Supposed Billionaire Trump | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain @ sacbee.com
Tom Steyer lays groundwork, but for what is not yet clear
What You Need To Know About The 17 Propositions On November's Statewide Ballot
California voters will face a long list of ballot measures on the Nov. 8 ballot. Here's an overview of what's in store.
California Politicians Often Try To Repeal Laws Of Economics | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
‘Energy deregulation’ ignored economic reality
Former Campaign Bus Rolls Into Los Angeles As Anti-trump Protest Art
For a few months last summer, the old Greyhound bus was leased to Donald Trump's Iowa campaign and toured the early primary state with his name emblazoned on the side.
California's Gun Laws Get Tougher, With Praise From Liberals, Alarm From Firearm Owners - The Orange County Register
DAVID DOWNEY @ ocregister.com
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed six bills into law. They will:
Candidates More Willing To Come Out Against Capital Punishment - San Francisco Chronicle
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Internal Affairs: Mike Honda's Campaign Staffers On The Move After Primary Loss To Ro Khanna
the Mercury News @ mercurynews.com
Sources confirmed that field director Andrew Munson is out, along with finance director Sudip Dutta -- who had been with Honda for two and a half years -- and deputy finance director Nicole Nabulsi.
Letter from Washington: From a New President, New Justices
The outlook for Supreme Court appointments could have an important effect on voting behavior in this yearâÂÂs presidential election.
Cory Booker cagey about vice presidential vetting by Clinton campaign
After issuing a flat denial in mid-June, the senator from New Jersey now says he is referring questions to the Clinton campaign.
Restaurants Finding Workers Among The Disadvantaged - San Francisco Chronicle
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Five California Airports Have The Nation's Slowest Passport Checkpoint Times
Five California airports have the nation's slowest passport checkpoint times, according to a new study.
Ap News: The Orange County Register
Cotton: Trump Can Make His Own Case For Election - Politico
He'd like to see more movement toward his positions.
Report: Fresno Is No. 1 For Industrial Solar Power In California | Fresno Bee
BoNhia Lee @ fresnobee.com
The California Green Innovation Index ranks Fresno as state’s top region for industrial solar installation
Paradise Cove In Trouble Again For Charging For Beach Access
For some Malibu surfers, hitting the waves means first crossing the parking lot at privately operated Paradise Cove, a restaurant that faces the public beach
Holiday Brunch Edition – Half Of Lawmakers Who Left Since ’08 Joined The Influence Industry – Tamron Hall’s Morning Routine – Nyt’s New Storytelling -- Eddie Vale Has Son -- B’day: Rick Powell, Don Stewart - Polit
The Libertarian candidate says: "The stuff he's saying is just incendiary."
Laura Wilson and Toby Fallsgraff: A Mission From the President
President Obama gave the groom some advice on picking out his brideâÂÂs engagement ring.
Clinton: I Was 'eager' To Meet With FBI - Politico
Bill Clinton won't be having a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch again like the one they had last week.