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THE Nooner for April 14, 2017
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Happy Good Friday! You made it! Now you can go home, hide some eggs (that will be found at Christmas) and do your taxes. I've been hiding my eggs to test my age-growing memory.
Maddie, why do you do it to us? The Giants were finally recovering from an awful start, and now this?
In LA-LA Land, some mis-interpreted my writing that it was about race, with Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn Kim emerging for the run-off for Assembly district AD 50. Race was part of it, but the bigger fraction was withing the Democratic party--go to traditional Democrats or Berniecrats?
#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for John Ferrera, Chris Smith and Mai Vang!
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Political events in the Bay Area: pro-Trump rally, town halls
Political events in the Bay Area: pro-Trump rally, town halls Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Protesters will march to demand that President Trump release his tax returns. Noon to 4 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, from 11 a.m. to noon at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2850 19th Ave. Attendees must have a ticket. Immigration protest: A demonstration calling for Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern to stop working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by âÂÂnotifying ICE on prisoner releases.âÂÂ The protest is from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility, 550 Sixth St. in Oakland. Conversation on land use: A discussion on how local communities can âÂÂmake the best decisions to meet regional and local needsâÂÂ on land use and housing. Politics 101: A discussion hosted by the United Democratic Club on the political history of San Francisco, how local and state governments work, and what the future holds for political issues like housing and transportation. Helena, at 6:30 p.m. at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway in Napa. The League of Women Voters hosts a discussion with Jay Laefer of the American Civil Liberties Union on âÂÂsafeguarding the rights of our entire community.âÂÂ Conversation on Trump resistance: A new event series hosted by The Chronicle is called âÂÂChronicle Chats.âÂÂ Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest? will be moderated by columnist David Talbot and will feature a senior adviser to the Bernie Sanders campaign and other experts and leaders. The event is from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco. The Museum of International Propaganda is hosting a pop-up art and poetry show called Against Trumpism: Bay Area and national artists and poets will present their work from April 20 to 29. The opening reception is on April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. at 1000 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of CaÃ±ada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, will host a town hall at 4 p.m. at the Dublin High School student union, 8151 Village Parkway in Dublin. In San Francisco, a march begins at 11 a.m. at Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero Center at Market and Steuart streets, and ends at Civic Center Plaza. Hosted by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, at 1 p.m. at Newark Memorial High School, 39375 Cedar Blvd. in Newark. 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. Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears will discuss the recent findings of the BayWAVE Project, a study on sea levels and rising tides from Sausalito to Novato. Sears will discuss MarinâÂÂs vulnerability and list next steps for how to deal with f issues associated with rising sea levels. The event is free, wheelchair accessible and begins at 7 p.m. It will be held at DriverâÂÂs Market, 200 Caledonia St. in Sausalito. Hosted by the International Institute of the Bay Area, a âÂÂComedy Night for Immigant RightsâÂÂ will feature Bay Area comedians Irene Tu, Johan Miranda and Zahra Noorbaksh.
Rift Opens Between The Brown Administration And Legislators Over New Marijuana Laws In California
Patrick McGreevy @ latimes.com
A proposal by the Brown administration to rewrite marijuana laws in California is drawing backlash from lawmakers and police chiefs who object that it repeals rules adopted by the Legislature in 2015
Progressive Policy Agenda Could Benefit With Advanced Primary Election :: Fox&hounds
Besides the legislative and constitutional officers races involved in the statewide primary, legislative propositions and, importantly, constitutional amendments could appear on the primary ballot.
Chasing Higher Returns, Public Pension Funds Spent $10 Billion On Investment Fees In 2014 | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @ sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
BART spared tough budget decisions by last-minute state help
BART officials were set Thursday to fill a looming multimillion-dollar budget gap that would hurt many of its passengers. [...] all that changed abruptly with word Wednesday night that a state transportation bill, which became law last week, will bring the rail system millions of dollars more in funding than BART officials had anticipated. Seniors, people with disabilities, early risers and late workers or partiers would be spared from the budget cuts, but youth would have to pay higher fares as would rider who continue to rely BARTâÂÂs familiar paper tickets with the magnetic stripe rather switch to a Clipper Card. The transportation bill, which will raise gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, has drawn attention for rasing money to fill potholes, rebuild bridges and repair roads. Details of the windfall came so late that the agencyâÂÂs number crunchers were still busy updating their list of proposed cuts as the board of directors meeting started Thursday morning. âÂÂThis (budget proposal) was made before we had an influx of state transit assistance,âÂÂ said Carter Mau, BARTâÂÂs planning and budget manager, speaking softly and matter-of-factly. The package of service reductions, expense cuts and fare increases was put together by BARTâÂÂs budget staff as the agency grappled with an estimated $31 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1. While the youth discount is still proposed to drop to 50 percent, the budget anticipates raising the maximum age, from 12 to 18, for kids to get discounts. The budget also proposes to eliminate 15 already vacant positions, which would save $5.3 million; to defer payments on its new rail cars for a savings $6 million; and to reduce the amount of operating expenses it transfers to capital expenses by $6.3 billion. A BART study last year found that 2,600 passengers entered the system between 3:45 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. Most of those riders boarded at Pittsburg/Bay Point, Dublin/Pleasanton or El Cerrito Del Norte stations and exited at Embarcadero, Montgomery or Powell stations. The agency blames declining revenues from ridership and sales tax revenues for the deficit.
Real Estate Investor Faces Fine Over Excess Campaign Donations To L.A. Councilman
Emily Alpert Reyes @ latimes.com
The proposed fine from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission comes more than a year and a half after The Times highlighted the donations as an example of how hard it is to tell who is behind campaign contributions from businesses.
New Gas Tax, Vehicle Fees Expected To More Than Double Funds For Road Repairs In Orange County – Orange County Register
Orange County officials expect state funds for road repairs countywide to more than double over the next decade — and other projects to be funded — from a transportation finance bill that last week cleared the California Legislature.
Officials Plan To Release Water On Damaged Oroville Dam Spillway Ahead Of More Wet Weather
Melissa Etehad @ latimes.com
California officials to release water on damaged Oroville dam spillway before wet weather returns
Who Pays The Most And The Least Income Tax In California? | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @ sacbee.com
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Bart Spared Tough Budget Decisions By Last-minute State Help - San Francisco Chronicle
BART officials were set Thursday to fill a looming multimillion-dollar budget gap in ways that would hurt many of its passengers.
Mexican State Attorney General Accused Of Drug Trafficking Grew Up In San Diego - The San Diego Union-tribune
Sandra Dibble @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Scandal Continues To Weigh On Wells Fargo Earnings - San Francisco Chronicle
Wells Fargo reported net income of $5.5 billion, or $1 per share, for the first quarter of 2017, beating expectations by 3 cents per share and roughly matching last year’s first-quarter earnings of $5.5 billion or 99 cents per share.
New Prison Parole Overhaul Guidelines Win Initial Approval From California State Regulators
Jazmine Ulloa @ latimes.com
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Tesla Workers Win Allies In Union Bid
Tesla, workers, union, Elon Musk
Man Dragged Off United Flight Got A Concussion And Other Injuries, Attorney Says
Hugo Martin @ latimes.com
The man who was dragged off a United Airlines flight suffered a broken nose and concussion and lost two front teeth, according to lawyers who are preparing a lawsuit against the airline.
The governor of West Virginia brought a plate of B.S. to the statehouse, literally
Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat, showed GOP lawmakers just what he thinks of their state budget proposal.
Stop Ignoring Transparency Law, Grand Jury Warns San Diego | Kpbs
Brad Racino @ kpbs.org
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Nikki Haley Denies Having Presidential Ambitions - Politico
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said she couldn't picture herself running for president. | Getty
California Police Unions Push Bill On Public Disclosure In Use-of-force Cases | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Wet Winter Sets Precipitation Record In Northern California
Sarah Parvini @ latimes.com
A record 89.7 inches of precipitation in Northern California during the 2017 water year, which began in October.
'Prediction professor' publishes book arguing that President Trump could be impeached
Professor Allan J. Lichtman of American University was one of the few professional prognosticators to get President Trump's election win right. In his new book, he says Trump could be impeached.