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THE Nooner for August 20, 2016

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Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend has started out well!

CA07 (East Sacto County): Ami Bera says his family is trying to move on; rips Scott Jones over lawsuit [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, whose father was sentenced to a year in prison for election fraud, says the family is trying to move on from what was a “grave mistake” while ensuring that his 82-year-old mother is cared for.”

CA32 (West Covina): Embattled Assemblyman Roger Hernández drops bid for Congress: 'I don't have the fight in me to continue [Sophia Bollag @ LAT] - “Under fire over domestic violence allegations and questions about taking a medical leave of absence from the Legislature, Assemblyman Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) indicated Friday that he was no longer actively campaigning for a U.S. House seat against Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano.”

FAMILY MATTERS: Casino politics: Condit's firm is lobbying for tribe in front of panel his son-in-law chairs [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] — “A casino operator has hired former Rep. Gary Condit's firm to lobby the state Legislature at a time when the legislative panel overseeing gambling issues is chaired by Condit’s son-in-law.”

THE TRUMP FACTOR: Two GOP candidates steer clear of Donald Trump [Martinn Wisckol @ OCR] — “Reflecting Trump’s increasingly awkward relationship with down-ticket GOP candidates, the Republicans in those state races sound like they wouldn’t touch their presidential nominee with a 10-foot pole.”

GOP once posted uniformed guards at polls in Latino parts of Santa Ana. Is Trump's call for poll watchers an echo of that time? [Kurtis Lee @ LAT] - “The guards, dressed in navy blue attire, had been hired by the campaign of Curt Pringle, a Republican state Assembly candidate from Garden Grove, and the Orange County Republican Party. Their mission? Monitor the polling places to ensure no fraudulent ballots were cast, insisted Pringle and officials from the county GOP.”

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former SPI Delaine Eastin, Sherry Loveland, and the BOE's Alex Vassar!




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'when It's Someone You Know, It Puts A Face On Shootings': For Assembly Speaker, Gun Control Fight Is A Personal One
While approving a sweeping package of gun control laws, many California lawmakers focused on sobering statistics, but Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon also sees the faces of relatives killed by guns

Water Use Disclosure Bill Sinks In California Senate | The Sacramento Bee
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California Becomes First State To Officially Legalize Motorcycle Lane Splitting
Update on 'Essential Politics: Rep. Ami Bera's father sentenced to prison, Assembly votes to eliminate statute of limitations for rape ...

Ami Bera Says His Family Is Trying To Move On; Rips Scott Jones Over Lawsuit | The Sacramento Bee
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New Law Equalizes Injury Damages For Unauthorized Immigrants - Politics Blog
When Los Angeles County businessman Jesus Rodriguez was injured in a 1979 traffic accident, he sued the driver who caused the crash and was awarded $99,000 in damages, based partly on his lost earnings at work. But Rodriguez, who had been in the United States for nearly 20 years, was an undocumented immigrant, and a state appeals court ruled in 1986 that his losses must be based on the far lesser amount he would have earned in his native Mexico.

Lawsuit Calls For Moving San Onofre Waste To Arizona |
The site current dry storage for used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, July 11, 2016. | Photo by Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/Mandatory Credit: HAYNE PALMOUR IV/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/ZUMA PRESS San Diego Union-Tribune Photo by Hayne Palmour IV copyright 2016 — Hayne Palmour IV

Casino Politics: Condit's Firm Is Lobbying For Tribe In Front Of Panel His Son-in-law Chairs
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The Forgotten Government Plan To Round Up Muslims - Politico Magazine
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City Employees Helped Themselves To Free Parks Programs |
According to a report by City Auditor Eduardo Luna, released Thursday, six San Diego Park and Recreation Department employees failed to pay more than $1,300 for nine children and grandchildren to participate in city activities.

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Judge Won't Order Deposition Of Clinton In Email Suit - Politico
The ruling makes it far less likely that Clinton will face the potentially politically damaging step of having to leave the presidential campaign trail...

USC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over 'excessive' Retirement Plan Fees
USC sued over retirement-plan fees

Anger And Addiction Often Drive Arsonists, But Convictions Rare - San Francisco Chronicle
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Ad of the Week: Donald Trump Focuses on Immigration in His First Ad of General Election
The ad presents Mr. Trump as stronger on national security than Hillary Clinton, who it says would let illegal immigration run rampant.

Trump Predicts He Can Win 95 Percent Of The Black Vote - Politico
The Podesta Group lobbied in Washington until 2014 for positions favored by the pro-Russian political party.

GOP Once Posted Uniformed Guards At Polls In Latino Parts Of Santa Ana. Is Trump's Call For Poll Watchers An Echo Of That Time?
Calls for to prevent voter fraud bring to mind 1988 incident, when GOP stationed uniformed guards at polling places in Latino parts of Santa Ana.

With Manafort out, what comes next for the Trump campaign?

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Aug. 19. The Fix's Chris Cillizza explains what comes next for the Republican presidential nominee.