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THE Nooner for December 5, 2016

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

California Legislature Sometimes Convenes Amid Fireworks | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

Democrats In The California Legislature To Take On Trump By Wading Into Immigration Debate
John Myers @
Update on 'Essential Politics: State treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash, politics podcast digs into the choice for atto...

Drug Arrests By Sacramento Police Officer Charged With Felony Drug And Weapons Crimes May Be Under Examination By Internal Affairs | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

California Rep. Kevin Mccarthy Wants To Repeal Obamacare, Worrying Constituents : Shots - Health News : Npr
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite health coverage it has brought to many of his constituents. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

Donald Trump’s Election Makes Undocumented Immigrants ‘brace For The Worst’ Because They Don’t Know What He’ll Do
Today's high

Immigrant Advocates Fighting To Keep State Gang Database Away From Trump
Among other things, auditors found that in some cases law enforcement agencies put individuals in the database without adequate evidence, failed to purge CalGang records that had not been updated within five years, and poorly implemented a state law requiring that juveniles and their parents are notified before the minor is placed in the database.

Orange County D.a.'s Office Could Be Removed From High-profile Murder Case - The Orange County Register
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office, harshly criticized in a recent appellate court ruling for a systemic failure to protect defendants’ rights and under investigation by the state attorney general and the county grand jury, is facing a new legal challenge that could remove it from a second high-profile murder case in less than two years.

Texas Rep Laments Not Being Allowed To Cook Ribs On His Capitol Balcony | Thehill
Cristina Marcos @
But the Architect of the Capitol expressed concerns the grilling operation could pose a fire hazard for the Capitol Hill complex.

Legalized Marijuana May Generate Less Tax Than Planned
Today's high

How San Diego's Police Traffic Stop Study Stacks Up With Research In Other Cities - The San Diego Union-tribune
Dana Littlefield @
San Diego must acknowledge there is racial bias in its police department

A Congressman Just Complained On The House Floor About Not Being Allowed To Grill Ribs From His Capitol Balcony. Seriously.
You can watch the full video here:

Lawmakers Ready Budget Stopgap, Eye Leaving By End Of Week - Politico
House Republicans plan to unveil a stopgap spending bill Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. | AP Photo

This Congressman Will Sleep In His Office, And Other Tales From The Incoming California Freshmen
Sarah D. Wire @
So, you've been elected to Congress, now what?

Oakland Warehouse Fire Claims 33 Victims; Sac State Grad Missing | The Sacramento Bee
Hudson Sangree, Nashelly Chavez and Jessica Hice @
By Hudson Sangree, Nashelly Chavez and Jessica Hice

Federal judge orders recount of presidential vote in Michigan
"The fundamental right invoked by Plaintiffs — the right to vote, and to have that vote conducted fairly and counted accurately — is the bedrock of our Nation," the judge wrote.

Ryan Says He And Trump Have Not Discussed Cutting Medicare
But the overriding priority of the new Congress is repealing the 2010 health care law, Ryan said, reiterating what he and congressional Republicans have been saying for weeks.

Jill Stein Charges Ahead With Recount Efforts - Politico
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is vowing to move ahead with recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, despite legal setbacks and growing opposition from Republicans and other Donald Trump allies in each state.

Some 300 Demonstrators Protest Steve Bannon Outside Breitbart La Office
Today's high

Mycapture | The Union Democrat

Army Halts Dakota Access Oil Pipeline And Says New Routes Will Be Explored
William Yardley, Sandy Tolan @
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

Trump gets back on the trail
The president-elect returns to his favorite part of politics – the campaign rally.

Tom Price Is Eager to Lead H.H.S., and Reduce Its Clout
Mr. Price, a congressman who was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, has long sought to reduce the government’s role in health care.