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THE Nooner for July 5, 2016

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Good morning! It was actually a bit chilly on my morning walk. Sacramento on July 5? Wild. I have way too many friends in Mexico right now. Facebook is like a Rick Steve's gasm.

The presidential campaign continued to go downward today, as Hillary was exonerated on her email server usage, while Donald claimed it was a conspiracy. Is it too late for a do-over?

It's still pretty quiet over the Fourth of July holiday as reporters take deserved holidays.




NO BANANA IN MY TAILPIPE! Beverly Hills accused of driving homeless man out of town with private security [Gale Holland @ LAT] - "After a run-in with a city-funded private patrol, known to locals as “greenshirts,” Saville was charged with two misdemeanors and ordered to stay away from the restaurant. Saville’s friends call the charges bogus and merely a ploy to drive the 57-year-old homeless man out of town." 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to UCLA's Mike Altschule and Glendale CC's Andra Hoffman




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California State Bar Overhaul Caught Up In Cross-capitol Conflict | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
State Bar both regulator of lawyers and trade association

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Drawing from a mix of census numbers and government labor and economic statistics, it concludes that 29 percent of employees are part of the gig economy — roughly the same percentage as in 2000. [...] wage employment in San Francisco has grown faster than self-employment. Most part-time workers in San Francisco — 53 percent — are concentrated in low-wage industries such as food service and retail, as well as education and health care. Among self-employed workers, 29 percent work in business and professional services, a category that includes software developers, lawyers and architects. The report does include data from the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which studied income sent from online platforms to its checking customers. “For this reason, we may conclude that, to this point, online platforms have had relatively little role in shifting people from full- or part-time work into self-employment, and are not enabling a wholesale shift from wage work to a ‘1099 economy’” — a reference to the Internal Revenue Service form businesses have to fill out when they pay a nonemployee more than $600 a year. Lawrence Mishel, an economist at the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., who studies labor markets, said the study’s “big takeaway is that San Francisco doesn’t stand out as being all that much of a special home for self employment or so-called gig work, and that digital platform work is just a small part of a broader set of employment practices.” Supervisor Mark Farrell, who requested the report, emphasized that while the percentage of San Francisco workers in the gig economy has remained constant over the past decade, the sheer number of people in that sector has grown as the city’s population has increased.

Northeast Fresno Water Issues Confound City, State Investigators | Fresno Bee
Tim Sheehan @
Galvanized pipes and treated surface water are common denominators

The Debate Over Marijuana Legalization And Kids - California Health Report
Lisa Renner @
By Lisa Renner

Where Do Southern California Republican Elected Officials, Candidates Stand On Donald Trump?
Today's high

Earthquake Warning System Could Alert Public Before Shocks Are Felt | The Daily Californian
An early-warning system developed by UC Berkeley researchers accurately detected the magnitude 6 earthquake that shook Napa on Sunday morning 10 seconds before it struck, spurring hopes for damage control and injury prevention in future emergencies.

After 150 Years, Ku Klux Klan Sees Opportunities In U.S. Political Trends
Associated Press @
Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s.

End Citizens United Aggressively Seeks Campaign Finance Reform - San Francisco Chronicle
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What You Need To Know About The Risks Of Marijuana
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Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Bill To Free Americans Imprisoned In Iran - Politico
GOP Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to introduce a resolution Wednesday calling on Iran to free Siamak Namazi and...

Fire, Screams, Then A Ladder To The Rescue In Locke | The Sacramento Bee
Loretta Kalb and Jessica Hice @
Three people escape upstairs apartments after fire erupts in historic, wooden town

The big 'misunderstanding' at the center of Donald Trump's presidential campaign

The 'where-there's-smoke-there's-fire' campaign.

California Budget Includes $10 Million For Earthquake Early Warning System | The Daily Californian
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget Monday that includes $10 million funding for a statewide earthquake early warning system designed by members of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

Full Transcript: Politico's Glenn Thrush Interviews Nate Silver - Politico
POLITICO's Glenn Thrush has a conversation with Nate Silver about the 2016 elections and more.

Oakland Council Pins Big Hopes On Tiny Houses For Needy Families - San Francisco Chronicle
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Have Beverly Hills 'greenshirts' Run A Homeless Man Out Of Town?
Residents and patrons accuse Beverly Hills of using a private security force to drive a homeless man out of town.