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THE Nooner for March 18, 2017

 

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Happy Saturday! 

AURAL PLEASURE: John Myers, Marisa Lagos, Melanie Mason and Anthony York tickle our ears with the California Politics Podcast. 

The LAT's Sarah D. Wire looks at the pressure on 7 vulnerable California congressional Republicans to save Obamacare. Of them, only Mimi Walters has she is voting folr it.

Governor Brown's gas tax and VLF increases for road repairs is having a tough time in the State Senate, reports Patrick McGreevy in the Times.. 

CA49 (Carlsbad): The OCR's Martin Wisckol follows Darrell Issa's move toward the left.

With liberal protesters outside her Brentwood fundraiser, Dianne Feinstein stepped outside for an impromptu Q&A session, writes the LAT's Javier Panzar.

State Librarian Greg Lucas was in DC this week looking for dough for the nation's public libraries, reports CW's John Howard.

The California Legislative Women's Caucus sent a letter to SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch, reports Taryn Luna in the Bee.  “You have the ability to empower and engage the 162 million women that make the United States of America a beacon of hope and prosperity to the world,” wrote 20 Democratic state legislators from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus who signed the letter. “Don’t let us down.” The confirmation hearings begin on Monday.

Dan Walters checks in on the new school accountability scorecard.

CONGRATS: Gale Kaufman has been inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants’ hall of fame writes Angela Hart in the Bee.


 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
L.A. City Councilman Gil Cedillo And Bike Activist Joe Bray-ali Looking At May 16 Runoff Election
David Zahniser @
latimes.com
According to the latest vote count released Friday, incumbent Gil Cedillo falls just short of a majority in Council District 1, forcing a runoff with his top challenger.

Bay Area political events: environmental talks, forums, protests
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: environmental talks, forums, protests Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Forum: A Jewish Community Forum to discuss the political climate and how it affects the Bay Area Jewish community, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco. Author series: A conversation with Aya de Leon, a local poet, author and performance artist; and Kate Raphael, author and producer of the KPFA-FM radio show “Women’s Magazine;” on how to organize against President Trump. Sierra Club San Francisco chapter leader Arthur Feinstein leads a discussion on local and statewide environmental issues, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Panel talk on how to be involved at the local, state and federal level, hosted by the United Democratic Club. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 union building, 55 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Occupy Sonoma County asks, “Is Global Climate Disruption Happening to Us or For Us?” The event is free and will focus on how humans impact climate change. The Bay Area Resistance is calling for a boycott of banks to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and other projects it opposes. Hosted by the California History Society, a panel on the roles women played in resistance and social protest movements in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. The California Clean Money Campaign is hosting a summit on how to get dark money out of politics. Hosted by Mayor Renee Morgan with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), state Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-San Ramon, and Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. Contact Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager, at (925) 314-3328 or nrojanasathira@danville.ca.gov for more information. Panel talk on sanctuary cities, as well as stories of immigration challenges.

John Van De Kamp Would Find That Issues Are Familiar 30 Years Later | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain @
sacbee.com
Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

Brown Administration Pressures Lawmakers To Support Road-repair Funding Plan As Support Lags For Tax Hike Bill
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
With a road-repair funding plan lagging in support among Democratic lawmakers, the Brown administration is stepping up pressure on them...

How Trump Budget Cuts Could Deepen Ca Affordable Housing Crisis | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Political events in the Bay Area: author series, panels, protests
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area: author series, panels, protests Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Forum: A Jewish Community Forum to discuss the political climate and how it affects the Bay Area Jewish community, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco. Author series: A conversation with Aya de Leon, a local poet, author and performance artist, and Kate Raphael, author and producer of the KPFA-FM radio show “Women’s Magazine,” on how to organize against President Trump. Sierra Club San Francisco chapter leader Arthur Feinstein leads a discussion on local and statewide environmental issues, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Political discussion: Panel talk on how to be involved at the local, state and federal level, hosted by the United Democratic Club. Occupy Sonoma County asks, “Is Global Climate Disruption Happening to Us or For Us?” The event is free and will focus on how humans impact climate change. The Bay Area Resistance is calling for a boycott of banks to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and other projects it opposes. Hosted by the California History Society, a panel on the roles women played in resistance and social protest movements in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. The California Clean Money Campaign is hosting a summit on how to get “dark money” out of politics. Hosted by Mayor Renee Morgan with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, state Sen. Steve Glazer, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. Contact Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager, at (925) 314-3328 or nrojanasathira@danville.ca.gov for more information. Political discussion: Panel talk on sanctuary cities, as well as stories of immigration challenges.

Gale Kaufman Recognized As Political 'trailblazer' In California | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote To Remove Robert E. Lee From Holiday Honoring Mlk - Politico
politico.com
The state House approved the proposal with a 66-11 vote and sent it to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who had urged lawmakers to end the dual holiday. Once the bill is signed into law, Mississippi and Alabama will be the only states that honor Lee and King on the same day.

Federal Budget Could Rattle California Taxation :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Yet, the Tax Foundation report offers evidence that the tax talk should stop. California is already a high tax state and its tax policies are detrimental to business.

Sf Leaders Want No Federal Immigration Arrests At City Courts - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
San Francisco’s top legal officials joined the chief justice of the California Supreme Court in calling for federal immigration agents to refrain from “stalking” courthouses and arresting people who are in the country illegally.

With Housing Costs Skyrocketing, Rent Control Is On The Docket Again In Sacramento
Andrew Khouri @
latimes.com
A Santa Monica assemblymember has introduced a bill that would allow cities to dramatically expand rent control.

Senate Republicans: From 'hell no' to 'not so sure' on Obamacare
politico.com
The GOP Senate class of 2014 was elected on a pledge to repeal the health care law. Now they're sounding a lot less adamant.

Rep. Maxine Waters Blasts Wells Fargo For Meeting With Republicans But Stonewalling Democrats
James Rufus Koren @
latimes.com
Rep. Maxine Water wants Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan to meet with her and other Dems on the House Financial Services Committee. She says he already met with GOP members but has given her the runaround.

California's New School Rating System Replaces The Api | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Observations on California and its politics

Police Are Using New Mouth-swab Tests To Nab Drivers Under The Influence Of Marijuana And Other Drugs
Kristina Davis @
latimes.com
Police using mouth-swab tests to nab drivers on marijuana, other drugs

Sen. Ernst Calls For Trump To Release His Tax Returns - Politico
politico.com
As she absorbed boos and heckles for her answers on health care, climate change and Planned Parenthood, the Iowa Republican gave the mostly Democratic crowd something to cheer for: Becoming one of the latest high-profile lawmakers to call on Trump to release more of his financial information.

County Supervisor Will Accept Pay Raise She Voted Against - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @
sandiegouniontribune.com


Oroville Dam: Battered Spillway Set To Reopen | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler

Union Law Firm's Private Detective Gets 1 Year In Jail In Scheme To Set Up Costa Mesa Councilmen - The Orange County Register
LOUIS CASIANO Jr. @
ocregister.com
SANTA ANA – A private detective who admitted he tried to set up a Costa Mesa councilman for a false DUI and tailed the city’s former mayor using a tracking device was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to one year in jail.

After Intense Public Anger, Republicans Waver Over Slashing Obama-era Action On Methane Gas
Evan Halper @
latimes.com
The GOP push to rescind Obama climate action confronts uncomfortable politics. As effort to rollback popular methane rule sparks backlash -- some Republicans waver.

Fact Check: Budget Directorâ
nytimes.com
Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director, faced backlash when he suggested that popular antipoverty and education programs don’t work. Do they?