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THE Nooner for July 28, 2016
Well, Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention went over well, with Obama, Biden, and Kaine bringing down the house. A reader noted that the one embarrassment of Day 2 was the walkout of 200 Bernie Sanders supporters during the roll call vote. I think they were just going to pee and get cheesesteaks. Actually, my reporters on the ground (read: Facebook friends) say the food is awful for delegates.
Tonight, the show wraps up with Hillary Clinton taking the stage for her formal acceptance speech. With several great speeches already this week, the bar is pretty high. Evan Halper and Joseph Tanfani of the LAT write about the party scene.
Today is the last day of the July California Bar Exam. Best of luck for those finishing their three-day tour. I remember mine in 2000.
US SENATE: Republican voters taking a pass on California's U.S. Senate race, poll finds [Phil Willon @ LAT] - “Half of California’s likely Republican voters and a third of independents said they wouldn't vote for either candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race this November, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.”
THE KIDDOES: California Millennials Surging: Their votes could be decisive—especially on marijuana [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters] - “As they come of age and register to vote, Millennials—that enormous generation born since 1981—are surging so fast they're on the verge of overtaking the Baby Boomer behemoth as a share of the California electorate. And new evidence confirms that, so far at least, the GOP is losing them.”
GOVERNOR JR. Gov. Baby Boomer (Jerry Brown) sounds like a millennial [David Montero @ OCR] - “Gov. Jerry Brown came to talk climate change at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and, along the way, he scorched Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Trump says ‘Global warming is a hoax,’” Brown said. “I say ‘Trump is a fraud.’””
GUV AND LITE GOV: Brown and Newsom get some time on the national stage [John Wildermuth and Joe Garafoli @ SFChron] - “California Gov. Jerry Brown likely never thought he’d be on stage at the Democratic National Convention endorsing a Clinton. Yet there he was Wednesday, arguing that “from her first day in office, President Hillary Clinton will do what’s needed to combat climate change and lead the clean energy revolution.”
STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN: Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly [Joan Lowy @ AP] - “Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute is funded by auto insurers.”
LA-LA LAND: Los Angeles may be on the chopping block from being a United Airlines hub, forcing Angelenos to fly to San Francisco before catching a long-haul flight.
BRIGHT LIGHTS! It was a Chinese rocket.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former senator Jim Battin, CBIA's Silvio Ferrari, and political consultant Matt Rogers!
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