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It's a quiet day in the Sacramento news world, so we'll leave it at that.




#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Swanee Edwards and SEIU's Alma Hernandez!




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Report Says Fresno Latinos Among Least Likely To Vote Statewide | Fresno Bee
Andrea Castillo @
Report comes from Advancement Project and UC Riverside

At Stanford, Brock Turner Case Touches Off Criminal-justice Debate Amid Recall Campaign
A month after the lenient sentence set off a global firestorm, Stanford law professor Michele Dauber and others behind the recall effort are fighting to keep the issue alive and the donations flowing. There is a highway billboard, continuous messaging on social media and op-eds by Stanford professors to bolster the case against Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, And Poor Areas Suffer Most - California Health Report
Derek Walter @

Sacramento Devotes $10 Million To High-tech Firms, But Plan Faces Risks | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
Program meant to spark high-tech industry

Californians Seek Pot Of Gold In Marijuana Legalization | Reuters
Sharon Bernstein @

Porter Ranch's Future After Massive Gas Leak Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Politicians, business owners and some residents are anxious for life in Porter Ranch to get back to normal. But fears over diminished property values and future gas leaks have cast a shadow

Parcel Tax To Maintain La County Parks Faces Sharp Criticism
Today's high

A Push — And Pushback — For New Diversity Rules In California’s Business Subsidy Program
California’s business tax subsidy program, GoBiz, doesn’t ask for companies' diversity statistics when they apply for state money. There's a new push to make them do just that.

Structure Destroyed By Fire In Historic Chinese Town Of Locke | The Sacramento Bee
Jessica Hice @
Century-old Delta town, settled by Chinese laborers, has 50 wooden buildings

UC Berkeley: Vigil On Tuesday For Student Slain By Isis In Bangladesh -
Tarishi Jain, 19, died with 19 others during the ISIS attack in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh that ended in an 11-hour hostage standoff. The one-hour vigil for Jain, to be held at noon Tuesday in Sproul Plaza, will also acknowledge the other hostages killed in the attack.

Pelosi Says House Republicans No Different From Trump - San Francisco Chronicle
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Facing Additional Threats, San Jose Homeless Women Often Stay Hidden From Safety Net -
Then one night, she said, he forced himself on her.

News From The Associated Press

Why California Is Lagging Behind The Rest Of The Country When It Comes To Offshore Wind Farms
Offshore wind power facilities are becoming more common but a California effort faces hurdles.

Top dogs: Politicians chow down on a Fourth of July favorite
They munch them at picnics. At ballgames. And, of course, on the campaign trail. Yes, the gobbling of hot dogs somehow helps Washington politicians look more relatable – and the public eats it up. As thousands gather Monday in Coney Island, New York, for the annual Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous hot-dog-eating contest – as well as at picnics across the U. S. of A. – POLITICO takes a look back at some of the more political moments in hot-dog-eating history.

California's Struggle Over The Chemical Bpa Continues
Ramin Skibba, Correspondent @
But there's one problem: The signs don't tell them which products.

9-year-old Compton Girl Loses Left Hand In Illegal Fireworks Explosion, Police Say
Illegal fireworks are being blamed for the amputation of a 9-year-old girl's left hand in Compton, police said.