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THE Nooner for January 7, 2017
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We should punish Russia further, lawmakers say after U.S. report on election hacking [Tim Johnson @ McClathchy] - "The release Friday of a U.S. intelligence report that clearly says Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential campaign galvanized support in Congress for punishing Russia further and strengthening cyber defenses."
From what I know, there was no way for any outside interest to interfere with election results. Even electronic voting machines (generally not used in California) are not connected to the Internet and thus suscepitible. It was more of pranks to see what could be done in the future.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Kelly Fong Rivas! Great bday gathering last night!
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Borenstein: Backroom CalPERS Deal Saddles Taxpayers With Debt
But if the rate is set too high, and investment returns fail to meet the forecast, the pension fund will come up short, leaving debt for taxpayers to bear. That sort of inaccurate forecasting largely explains why CalPERS is already about $170 billion short, with only 63.5 percent of the assets it should have.
Model For Ca GOP Gov. May Be Found In New England :: Fox&hounds
The California gubernatorial election is 22 months away but already the media is filled with stories about the coming campaign. Given the superiority in Democratic voter registration in this state it is assumed that a Democrat will succeed Jerry Brown in the corner office. Yet, for Republicans there may be hope when witnessing the success of GOP governors in another blue section of the country, New England.
Donald Trump Blasts Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'apprentice' Ratings | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Charles Manson Is Returned To Prison After Stay At Bakersfield Hospital
Richard Winton, Kim Christensen @ latimes.com
charles manson, prison, hospitalized
Villaraigosa Once Sang Praises Of Trump Treasury Pick
Antonio Villaraigosa. | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
Medi-cal Recipients Statewide Would Feel The Pain Of Obamacare Repeal | Kpbs
Kenny Goldberg @ kpbs.org
A proposed repeal of Obamacare would devastate the Medi-Cal program, and wouldn't just affect people in Democratic strongholds, according to the California Budget & Policy Center
In Santa Ana Power Struggle, This Woman Holds The Cards
Hey Nick, there’s a reporting side to this that’s probably being overlooked. How do we know if the Santa Ana police are making efficient use of taxpayer dollars through their approach to law enforcement, or inefficient use of taxpayer dollars? This is NOT meant as a “leading question”. It is meant as a completely honest question.
Ethics Office Couldn't Contact Top Trump Aides After Election - Politico
The federal government's ethics watchdog had difficulty reaching top aides to President-elect Donald Trump for ten days or more after the November election, according to government records released Friday.
Rep. Davis Calls For Independent Probe Of 'chilling' Russian Hacking - Times Of San Diego
Rep. Susan Davis on Friday called for a “truly bipartisan and independent” probe into Russian hacking during the Presidential election.
Head Of Nurses Union 'counting On' Trump For Single-payer System
Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont,, left, and RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United. | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Volkswagen Scandal: California, Feds Approve Repairs For Thousands Of Cars | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @ sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler
Audio: Socal Rep. Adam Schiff Says Russian Intervention Is Clear | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
Rep. Adam Schiff, who also serves as the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement on Friday on Russian interference in the presidential election.
Drug War Overkill: A Pot Bust Against Legal Growers In Yolo County Seems To Go Too Far
Robin Abcarian @ latimes.com
One county supervisor called it "terrorism" when a law enforcement task force raided several Yolo County licensed medical cannabis grows for reasons that remain unclear
Rep. Hunter Removes Congressional Painting He Found Offensive - The San Diego Union-tribune
Gary Warth @ sandiegouniontribune.com
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Democrats Want Fast-food Workers To Testify At Trump Labor Secretary Pick Andy Puzder's Confirmation Hearing
Jim Puzzanghera @ latimes.com
Top Senate Democrats are calling for fast-food workers to testify at the confirmation hearing for Labor secretary pick Andy Puzder.
Trump-backed Candidate Ousts Ohio GOP Chairman - Politico
Jane Timken, a supporter and major fundraiser for President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, will be the new chairwoman of the Ohio Republican Party. | AP Photo
Audio: Educators: Parents Will Drive New Bilingual Education Growth | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
Tk | The Sacramento Bee
Mark Glover @ sacbee.com
By Mark Glover
West Coast Crabbers Reach Deal To End Strike - San Francisco Chronicle
A strike that has kept the entire West Coast Dungeness crab fleet out of the water for more than a week has ended after Oregon fishers reached a price settlement that everyone agreed to. The entire West Coast fleet will receive $2.87 per pound for their crab, which is a compromise between the price fishers wanted, $3, and what processors were offering, which was $2.75.
How The Doj Will Conduct Its Civil-rights Investigation Of The District Attorney And Sheriff - The Orange County Register
TONY SAAVEDRA @ ocregister.com
Community forums. Face-to-face meetings with leaders of the local deputies union and with local defense attorneys. Twitter.
Yosemite Park Evacuated Amid Flooding Fears - San Francisco Chronicle
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Snow is one thing — all of the campers were prepared for that — but nobody had told Will Anderson he would need a raft to stay in Yosemite Valley this weekend. If he could even get permission. Which by Friday was impossible.
Two San Diego County Hospitals Fined For Severe Errors - The San Diego Union-tribune
Paul Sisson @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Dhs Labels Elections As 'critical Infrastructure' - Politico
The Department of Homeland Security on Friday declared the electoral system as "critical infrastructure," the latest in a series of eleventh-hour responses to alleged Russian election-season hacks.
Artists Lose Workplaces In Aftermath Of Oakland Warehouse Fire - San Francisco Chronicle
As Steve Heck slowly dismantled his work space at the Factory 510, he lamented all of the things he could have created in the sprawling San Leandro warehouse.