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THE Nooner for September 5, 2016
Happy Labor Day! Take a moment today to appreciate the eight-hour day, paid sick leave, etc., as well as the hard working residents who work in the fields as you wat the food raised by them at your barbecue.
CA07 (East Sacto County): Ami Bera, Scott Jones ramp up campaigns for Congress, answer criticism [Ellen Garrison @ SacBee] - “As the November election draws near, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones are ramping up their campaigns for the 7th congressional district.”
THE DEAN SPEAKETH: The Legislature helped poor people and farmworkers but skipped the middle class [George Skelton @ LAT] - “The California Legislature capped its two-year session by passing a load of liberal bills to help poor people, including farmworkers. That’s good, but what about middle-class folks?”
TIME LIMITS: California wants to make it easier to prosecute old rape cases. But how much would a new law really help? [Maura Dolan @ LAT] - “Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vetoed bills to extend legal deadlines for filing lawsuits over child sex abuse, must now decide whether to abolish time limits for charging someone with rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, oral copulation, and continuous sex abuse of a child. Most of the crimes now carry a 10-year statute of limitation.”
Lobbying for California's 2.3 million community college students with a $0 budget [Katy Murphy @ BANG] - “It was the most successful year yet for the amateur lobbyists of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, owing largely to the sacrifices and sheer stamina of its recent leaders. As the legislative session came to a close this week, five of the seven bills the students championed were on their way to the governor's desk or awaiting his signature, including one that would require two-year schools to give their homeless students access to showers on campus.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Dawn Clover, Valeria Hernandez, and retired education leader Scott Plotkin!
Lobbying For California's 2.3 Million Community College Students With A $0 Budget - Eastbaytimes.com
It was the most successful year yet for the amateur lobbyists of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, owing largely to the sacrifices and sheer stamina of its recent leaders. As the legislative session came to a close this week, five of the seven bills the students championed were on their way to the governor's desk or awaiting his signature, including one that would require two-year schools to give their homeless students access to showers on campus.
Ami Bera, Scott Jones Ramp Up Campaigns For Congress, Answer Criticism | The Sacramento Bee
Ellen Garrison @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
The Legislature Helped Poor People And Farmworkers But Skipped The Middle Class
George rails against some legislative actions, and writes that lawmakers should have done more for the middle class.
Secretive Foe Attacks Google Over Government Influence - Eastbaytimes.com
It has faced a well-financed campaign by Oracle, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Nokia and others against its European operations, plus a similar action driven by Yelp. It's been targeted in a lawsuit by AT&T over access to utility poles for Google Fiber.
Brown To Consider Bill Preventing Sale Of Orange County Fairgrounds
A bill that would prevent the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's review.
Who Favors Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Candidate for President?
Polls indicate that Mr. Johnson, who took less than 1 percent of the vote in 2012, is on track to do better than any third-party candidate in 20 years.
Political Lessons Clinton, Trump, Sanchez Can Learn From Kaepernick - San Francisco Chronicle
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California's Healthy Kids Programs Fade As Undocumented Children Gain Access To Medi-cal - Eastbaytimes.com
Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News @ eastbaytimes.com
The parents tried bringing down the fever, but it didn't work. The baby started convulsing. An ambulance whisked the terrified young family to a hospital. There, a social worker met with them.
Pressure Grows On Faulconer Over Stadium | Sandiegouniontribune.com
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer presented a new stadium draft EIR and new financing plan for a new stadium at the Qualcomm Stadium site in August 2015. — K.C. Alfred
On the Clock With Candidates at Their Fake Jobs
Happy Labor Day. Here are some presidential contenders, past and present, who have mined coal and worked an assembly lineâÂÂfor a photo op, at least.
Immigration is dominating the election conversation on Twitter
Immigration and racial issues have been major topics on the social platform lately.
Santa Monica Flyaway Gets The Axe After Losing $1.17 Million | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
A patron passes the Flyaway shuttle service bus at Union Station Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes/AP
Labor Day Edition -- Obamas Could Fetch 45 Mil For Book Contracts -- Intel Probing Russian Influence On U.S. Elections -- Abc Nabs Clinton/kaine Interview -- B’day: April Ryan - Politico
After landing in Hangzhou on Saturday, Obama was forced to walk down a no-frills ramp at the back of his plane, rather than the usual red-carpeted staircase...
Cracking The Code: Kevin Demoff Helps Rams Find Their Way Back To L.A.
All Kevin Demoff wanted to do was get on with the basketball game. But everyone else on the court was frozen in place, transfixed by the familiar, hulking man in the stands. It was Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who had slipped into the gymnasium of the small school in Brentwood to watch...
Trump: Only Natural Disasters Will Keep Me From Debating Clinton - Politico
Both Trump's and Clinton's transitions now appear more or less on track with where candidate Barack Obama was at this stage in 2008.
Can Democrats ride an anti-Trump wave to retake the House and Senate?
Democrats are well-positioned to reclaim the Senate but face a tougher path in the House