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Happy rainy Saturday. The Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival is across the street in Southside Park, but it is unfortunately sold out both today and tomorrow. I knew I should have bought an advance ticket. It would be a great reason to go out in the rain. Something about ooey-gooey cheese and some tomato soup on a chilly day.

The Bee's Jim Miller, Taryn Luna and Christopher Cadelago look at the sweeteners added to get Senator Anthony Cannella, Senator Richard Roth, and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes to vote in favor of the transportation bill, and ask whether its illegal or just good politics.  

Loyola Law professor Jessica Levinson, who also serves as chair of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, is quoted:

“Politicians have to be able to compromise and to come to consensus. And I’m certain that part of that is, `You help me and I’ll help you,’ ” she said. “But you’ll rarely have that e-mail where someone says ‘I’ll vote for this if you vote for that.’”

The Bee's Alexei Koseff writes up the chaos leading up to the vote. The passage of the bill led up to a very happy birthday yesterday for Governor Brown, reports the LAT's Seema Mehta. The MercNews's Katy Murphy looks at the difference in Jerry Brown 2.0 that made the victory possible, while the Chron's John Wildermuth writes that Brown played hardball to get it done.

The Press-Enterprise's Jeff Horseman looks at the $427 million closer sweetener for Riverside County that secured the votes of Roth and Cervantes for the bill.

The trade group for small businesses is still reeling about the plan, writes Kevin Smith in the SGVT.

In the Bee, Tony Bizjak looks at the impact the transportation will likely have in the Sacramento region.

Meanwhile, the state's draught officially ended yesterday, although you still can't hose down your sidewalks or run your sprinklers during or after a rainstorm, report Dale Kasler and Christopher Cadelago in in the bee.

Of course, as I write that, the sprinklers are running in my courtyard, even after last night's rains. Need to have rain detectors on automatic sprinklers. 

  

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The Assembly approved a bill Thursday by Reggie Jones-Sawyer that would prohibit law enforcement officials from detaining crime victims and witnesses on immigration grounds, reports Jazmine Ulloa in the Times.

The LAT's Christine Mai-Duc reports that, with most ballots counted, the turnout in the special election for CA34 in Los Angeles is around 13%. 

What to do with the 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste from the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station? The SDUT's Rob Nikolewski take a look. 

  

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Well, it's happened. The filibuster has now been eliminated for all federal court appointments, and I am one who believes that Democrats overplayed their cards on this one. As John Dickerson reported on Slate's Political Gabfest yesterday, the filibuster on legislation is almost also certain to go away. Yes, generally, majority should rule in a democratic republic. However, the record of the filibuster is pretty strong. It's rarely used, but incentivizes the majority to work with the minority in the crafting of legislation. It's loss would be a bad thing for America.

The good news is that a majority of Senators wants to preserve the tool, with a bipartisan group of 61 sending a letter to Senate leaders. No leaders were signatories.

 

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Political events in the Bay Area: town halls, immigration seminar
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area: town halls, immigration seminar Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove (Sacramento County), to host a town hall at 10 a.m. at Del Oro High School, 3301 Taylor Road in Loomis. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, to host a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theater, 213 F St. in Antioch. Immigration seminar: “Know Your Rights,” a presentation and training for pro bono attorneys and others to help immigrant communities. The event, hosted by Canal Alliance Communication, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Guzman Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave. in San Rafael. Hosted by the California Clean Money Campaign, a discussion on local actions to help pass the California Disclose Act, which calls for political ads to show their top three funders. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sycip conference room of the San Francisco Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St. For information: www.cadisclose.org. Flash mob: A flash mob at at 1 p.m. at the cable-car turnaround, 1 Powell St. in San Francisco, to sing the song “I Can’t Keep Quiet” by MILCK. The Immigrants Rights Commission will hold a special hearing on the impact of federal policies on immigrants. Benefit performance at the Punch Line Comedy Club for NARAL Pro-Choice America, an organization that supports abortion rights, birth control and paid parental leave. The Lamorinda Democratic Club hosts a conversation on how federal funding will affect public education. Protesters will march to demand that President Trump releases his tax returns. Anti-Trump protest: A “family-friendly event” where attendees will use their bodies to spell out an “enormous challenge” to President Trump. The League of Women Voters hosts a discussion with Jay Laefer of the American Civil Liberties Union on “safeguarding the rights of our entire community.” Conversation on Trump resistance: A new event series hosted by The Chronicle called “Chronicle Chats.” Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest will be led by columnist David Talbot and will feature the senior adviser of the the Bernie Sanders campaign, as well as other experts and leaders. Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, at 10 a.m. at the gymnasium of Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. in Woodside. Loosid Projects, Planned Parenthood and Bay Area Women Against Rape host a discussion called Locker Room Talk: Confronting Sexual Violence in the Age of Trump.

Jerry Brown Teaches A Lesson In Old-school Politics | The Sacramento Bee
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Political events in the Bay Area: tax march, Trump resistance
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Political events in the Bay Area: tax march, Trump resistance Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. The Immigrants Rights Commission will hold a special hearing on the impact of federal policies on immigrants. The event is open to the public and is from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, Hearing Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place in San Francisco. Benefit performance at the Punch Line Comedy Club for Naral Pro-Choice America, an organization that supports abortion rights, access to birth control and paid parental leave. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Public Library of Science, 1160 Battery St. in San Francisco. The Lamorinda Democratic Club hosts a conversation on how federal funding will affect public education. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Community Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd. Protesters will march to demand that President Trump release his tax returns. Anti-Trump rally: A family-friendly event where attendees will use their bodies to spell out an “enormous challenge” to President Trump. The League of Women Voters hosts a discussion with Jay Laefer of the American Civil Liberties Union on “safeguarding the rights of our entire community.” Conversation on Trump resistance: A new event series hosted by The Chronicle called “Chronicle Chats.” Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest, will be led by columnist David Talbot and will feature a senior adviser of the Bernie Sanders campaign and other experts and leaders. Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, at 10 a.m. at the gymnasium of Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. in Woodside. Sexual assault conversation: Loosid Projects, Planned Parenthood and Bay Area Women Against Rape host a discussion called Locker Room Talk: Confronting Sexual Violence in the Age of Trump.

Gov. Jerry Brown Celebrates His 79th Birthday With Cake And A Political Victory
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown marked his 79th birthday Friday morning by celebrating the passage of a $52-billion transportation package the prior e...

Higher California Gas Tax, Registration Fees Will Help Fix Roads In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
sacbee.com
Tony Bizjak writes about traffic and travel in the Sacramento region

In Narrow Election, Downtown Votes Against Creating Neighborhood Council For Skid Row
Gale Holland @
latimes.com
People with ties to downtown L.A. voted Thursday to determine whether skid row is allowed to form its own neighborhood council. Most of skid row is now represented by the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, whose board is dominated by loft owners, market-rate apartment renters and business interests.

California Gas Tax Bill Depended On Side Deals For Lawmakers | The Sacramento Bee
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sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Is Orange County's Peter Navarro Still Trump's Trade Muse? - The Orange County Register
MARGOT ROOSEVELT @
ocregister.com
When Donald Trump attacked China over trade deficits during the presidential campaign, he looked to the sole academic on his economic advisory council for authoritative support: UC Irvine business professor Peter Navarro, author of books that darkly warned of the evils of China's economic policy, called it the "planet's most efficient assassin" and raised the specter of war with the Asian giant.

Rep. Adam Schiff To Speak At Democratic Convention In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Berryhill statement on Governor lifting drought declaration
berryhill.cssrc.us
s announcement on Friday that the drought emergency had been lifted in all California counties except for Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where some restrictions were left in place address diminished groundwater supplies, Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte...

Small Business Owners Aren’t Happy With California’s New Gas Taxes
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Californians Face Higher Prices At The Pump
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Most Wells Fargo Board Members Should Go, Says Influential Advisory Group
James Rufus Koren @
latimes.com
Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended voting against the election of most Wells Fargo board members, a big-time rebuke for the scandal-plagued bank.

What Jobs Do Most California Immigrants Hold? | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
By Phillip Reese

Nancy Pelosi Asks Paul Ryan To Cancel House Recess For Vote On Military Use In Syria
Sarah D. Wire @
latimes.com
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Ufw Co-founder Dolores Huerta Champions New Causes Today - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
It was a September evening in 1988, and vice president and presidential candidate George H.W. Bush was speaking at a fundraiser at San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel. For Dolores Huerta, then 58, it was just another day at the office. The co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers union, Huerta was protesting and handing out leaflets on the UFW’s long-standing grape boycott, just as she had so many times before.

Gov. Brown Declares California Drought Emergency Is Over
Bettina Boxall @
latimes.com
Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday. The long California drought is over.

Ugly Lawmaking On Display For All To See :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Otto von Bismarck