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THE Nooner for February 17, 2017

 

 

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Well, the storm finally arrived and it's pretty darn blustery out there. I slept in this morning amid the gloomy weather outside, so we'll be quick as I head to a lunch with a good friend.

THE FIRST 100 DAYS

  • Oh, let's take the day off on the (202). Things are just too weird.

THE GOLDEN STATE

  • San Jose Assemblymember Kansen Chu is reviving his proposal to kill daylight savings time, reports the Bee's Alexei Koseff.

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Amy Lee, Assemblymember Melissa Melendez and Jowell Verella!

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Legislators Propose A $2-billion Bond For Higher Education Facilities For The 2018 Ballot
Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricti...

Daylight Saving Time Bill Returns To California Legislature | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Joins Brief Challenging Travel Ban To Support Iraqi Pair Who Worked For The U.S. Government
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricti...

Buckeye Union District Trustees Vote To Move Montessori Charter To Unopened School Site In El Dorado Hills | The Sacramento Bee
Loretta Kalb @
sacbee.com
By Loretta Kalb

California Lawmaker Raises Possibility Of Delaying Licensing Of Recreational Marijuana Sales
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricti...

Bay Area political events: Town halls, anti-Trump rallies
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: Town halls, anti-Trump rallies Political events Health care forum: A discussion on how to save the Affordable Care Act, hosted by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi at 10:30 a.m. at the Delancey Street Foundation, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Anti-Trump demonstration: A gathering under the awning of the Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, from 12 to 1 p.m. to bring attention to racial-injustice issues. Town hall on health care: On the agenda are the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. Groups in San Francisco and San Jose are holding a day of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of Japanese Americans in internment camps in World War II. Anti-Trump, pro-immigration rally: A call to reject mass deportations. Hosted by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Diablo Valley College cafeteria, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Meet and greet for women and members of women’s organizations working to elect progressive, pro-abortion rights women to office. Hosted by Democratic Activists for Women Now, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose. Activists organizing to resist the Trump administration will hold a general meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley. Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, on how to shape the 2018 election, from 2 to 4 p.m. Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Sempra Unleashes Controversy With Lobbying On Rival Electricity Program - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Emerson Smith @
sandiegouniontribune.com
In California, a growing number of local governments have embraced or are exploring CCA as a way to limit use of fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy in the fight against climate change. These programs have routinely delivered more green power at prices equal to or lower than what utilities charge.

Antonio Villaraigosa Scoops Up Contribution From Fellow Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan
Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricti...

Oroville Dam And Northern California Reservoir Capacities, River Levels | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
Sacramento Bee Staff

Immigration Protests May Have Hiked School Absences - The San Diego Union-tribune
Deborah Sullivan Brennan @
sandiegouniontribune.com
The protests aimed to illustrate the impacts of those policies by showing what the absence of immigrants would mean to restaurants, schools...

Bay Area political events: Health-care town hall, anti-Trump rallies
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: Health-care town hall, anti-Trump rallies Political events Anti-Trump demonstration: A gathering under the awning of the Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, from 12 to 1 p.m. to bring attention to racial-injustice issues. Town hall on health care: On the agenda are the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. Groups in San Francisco and San Jose are holding a day of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of Japanese Americans in internment camps in World War II. Hosted by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Diablo Valley College cafeteria, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Meet and greet for women and members of women’s organizations working to elect progressive, pro-abortion rights women to office. Hosted by Democratic Activists for Women Now, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose. Activists organizing to resist the Trump administration will hold a general meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley.

Inspired By Measure S, California Lawmaker Takes Aim At Anti-growth Ballot Measures
Liam Dillon @
latimes.com
Essential Politics

Hate Crimes Rose In Orange County After November Election, Commission Says - The Orange County Register
TONY SAAVEDRA @
ocregister.com
Orange County hate crimes are outpacing recent years since the November presidential election, sparked by the political rhetoric targeting undocumented immigrants and Muslims, says the county group that promotes human relations.

California Gets A Lot Of Federal Disaster Declarations | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
By Jim Miller

Mexico Senators, Calif. Lawmakers Discuss Plans For Those Who May Be Deported - Capradio.org
Sally Schilling @
capradio.org
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Lobbyist Faces Fine After Inviting L.A. Politicians To His $51,000 Birthday Party Downtown
Emily Alpert Reyes @
latimes.com
A longtime lobbyist faces a proposed fine of more than $11,000 after he invited dozens of Los Angeles city officials to a birthday party.

Trump To Drop Travel Ban Legal Fight, Issue New Executive Order | The Sacramento Bee
Sam Stanton and Andy Furillo @
sacbee.com
By Sam Stanton and Andy Furillo

Will President Trump ever release his tax returns?

Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to not release tax returns. What happens now that he's president? Does Flynn's resignation change things? Plus, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) on Democrats' efforts to make Trump's returns public.