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THE Nooner for October 2, 2016
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Happy Sunday! Sorry about yesterday's misfire. For some reason, the hamsters didn't save it.
Happy Golden 1 Center week! Here's an awesome article about the technology behind the new home of the Sacramento Kings.
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL: Risk of big earthquake on San Andreas fault rises after quake swarm at Salton Sea [Rong-Gong Lin II @ LAT] - "The rumbling started Monday morning deep under the Salton Sea. A rapid succession of small earthquakes — three measuring above magnitude 4.0 — began rupturing near Bombay Beach, continuing for more than 24 hours. Before the swarm started to fade, more than 200 earthquakes had been recorded."
HALT! Police stop Schwarzenegger riding bike in Munich station [AP] - "A police officer in Germany got himself an unusual souvenir after finding none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the rules at Munich's main train station. Federal police say the officer stopped Schwarzenegger's bodyguard and then the movie star and former California governor himself riding bikes Friday along the station's platforms."
MONEY MATTERS: Campaign watchdog investigates porn industry over alleged foreign donations [Taryn Luna @ SacBee] - "The Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating the porn industry in response to a complaint alleging that it accepted foreign money to oppose a November ballot measure requiring actors to wear condoms in adult films."
SIGNING FEST: There's a reason why Jerry Brown signs so many bills [John Myers @ LAT] - "Of the 1,059 bills sent to him this year, Brown vetoed 159, or 15%. And that was the peak of his pickiness since returning to Sacramento in 2011. Brown’s six-year average veto rate for bills approved by the Legislature is just 13%."
VETOES: Gov. Jerry Brown’s vetoes pile up in final week [Jessica Calefati @ MercNews] - "[E]xperts say legislators looking for real guidance on Brown’s thinking should mine the tall stack of bills he added this week to the reject pile. In recent days, the governor used his veto pen to send a message to the Legislature about his priorities, dismissing dozens of measures he deemed too costly, too redundant or that simply go too far."
#ENDRAPE: Spurred by Brock Turner case, Gov. Jerry Brown signs laws to toughen laws against rape [Jazmine Ulloa @ LAT] - "Months after outrage over the six-month sentence for sexual assault given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday broadened the power of judges to treat sex crimes as rape at sentencing and agreed that the crime’s punishment must include time in state prison."
Why opponents of increasing the tobacco tax aren't talking about tobacco [Liam Dillon @ LAT] - "In November, Californians will vote on raising the cigarette tax for the third time in a decade. And like previous campaigns, the tobacco industry isn’t spending much time trying to convince voters that, in general, increasing tobacco taxes is a bad thing to do."
DENIM DESIGNATION: It’s official: Blue jeans are a California state symbol [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "Denim has officially entered the pantheon of official state symbols, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation declaring the material the California state fabric."
NOPE: Brown vetoes bill to broaden ranked-choice voting in California [Bob Egelko @ SFChron] - "Legislation that would have allowed all cities in California to use ranked-choice voting, the system in San Francisco and three other Bay Area communities that lets voters rank candidates by preference and decide an election in a single round of ballots, has been vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown."
TOP INDUSTRY: Medical care now California’s biggest industry, dwarfing all others [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "A new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study reveals that we Californians are directly or indirectly spending a mind-numbing $367.5 billion a year on our physical well-being, equal to 15 percent of the state’s $2.5 trillion economy. That makes it, by a huge margin, our largest industry, dwarfing such high-profile California mainstays as movies, agriculture, aerospace and tourism."
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Jim Araby, Gina Frisby, Ryan McElhinney, Brad Pomerance, and Andrea York!
Resolutions Benefit Lawmakers As Taxpayers Foot Bill - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — As lawmakers scurried around the red-carpeted floors of the state Senate on a busy day near the end of the last legislative session, several briefly paused when the clerk began reading a resolution.
Political Roadmap: There's A Reason Why Jerry Brown Signs So Many Bills
Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up work this week on signing and vetoing hundreds of bills. And he knows that, unlike other governors, he signs a lot of them.
Christie, Giuliani On Tax Bombshell: Trump A 'genius' - Politico
Trump's campaign was playing defense after a Saturday New York Times story revealed hat Trump reported a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns.
LAPD Reassigns Elite Cops After Killings Fall In South L.A. But Crime Jumps In Other Parts Of L.A.
With homicides declining steadily after a large spike earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department has scaled back an emergency crime-fighting operation
Catalina Island Surrounded By Water Yet Hammered By Drought
Sanders: Trump Tax Bombshell Is Evidence Of Inequality - Politico
Assuming the activity was legal, Sanders said, the report is proof of a "corrupt tax system."
Why Opponents Of Increasing The Tobacco Tax Aren't Talking About Tobacco
Twice in the last decade tobacco companies have defeated tobacco tax increases in California. With another measure on the ballot in November, the playbook is playing out similarly
Clinton Campaign Raises More Than $154 Million In September - Politico
It marked the best fundraising month for the campaign.
Poll: Most San Diegans Trust Police, But Say Shootings Are A 'major Problem' - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Alfred Olango's Mother reacts after her son was shot and killed by police in El Cajon Tuesday afternoon.
Police Embrace 'de-escalation' To Reduce Shootings, But Some Officers Remain Skeptical
Slow it down.
The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump's tax return
Federal law makes it illegal to publish an unauthorized tax return.
Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades
The Republican nominee reported nearly $1 billion in losses in 1995, opening the door to tax avoidance in subsequent years.
Films Takes Police Killings From Hashtag To Birthdays Not Reached - San Francisco Chronicle
Millions have seen the viral videos of police shootings, but the stories don’t end with a death in the street. This is what happens later: A woman sits in a cemetery, trimming the grass around her son’s gravestone, pulling and snipping the blades to get them shorter, neater, perfect.
Fatal Police Shooting Of 18-year-old After Chase Draws Angry Crowd In South L.A.
Monique Snell, the mother of an 18-year-old shot by the LAPD, pleads with police to see her son at the scene of the shooting in South L.A.
Rent Subsidies Go By The Wayside As Recipients Struggle To Find Housing - The Orange County Register
JEFF COLLINS @ ocregister.com
Here are the total numbers of "housing choice" rental subsidy vouchers for Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, as of June:
L.A. Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez Closing Out His Reign As He Began: Always Running
Luis Rodriguez, asked to do several events a year, says he's topped 200
Nyt Reporters Defend Legality Of Trump Tax Report - Politico
"What she was saying there is absolutely correct."
'Imagine President Trump.' Another conservative paper can't, endorses first Democrat since 1868.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, long a bastion of conservatism in the West, broke a streak of endorsing Republicans.