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  • CA26 (Ventura): added actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. (R)
  • CA41 (Riverside): added realtor Doug Shephard (R)

Happy humpday!

In the Bee, Alexei Koseff reports that Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is calling for UC President Janet Napolitano's resignation following the state audit that found $175 million in reserves. and revelations that Napolitano leaned on campus leaders in the audit process.

“The leaders of our state university systems are duty-bound to maintain the highest levels of transparency, integrity, and accountability to California taxpayers, students, their families, and the Legislature, especially when it comes to public monies,” Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva said in a statement Tuesday. “President Napolitano no longer engenders the public trust required to perform her duties. It’s time she resigned.”

Meanwhile, Alexei also writes on a proposal by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi to make it a crime to interefere with state audits.

POTUS? McClatchy's Sean Cockerham looks at the speculation that Senator Kamala Harris is prepping for a run for President. 

In the LAT, Seema Mehta reports that CDP chair candidate Eric Bauman is fighting back on the rumors that he had inappropriate contact with young boys.




CA49 (Carlsbad): An estimated 800 protestors appeared outside Congressman Darrell Issa's office yesterday over his Obamacare repeal vote, reports the SDUT's Teri Figueroa.

THE 909: As expected, Governor Brown appointed former Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez to the vacancy on the Riverside County Board of Supervisers caused by the death of John Benoit., reports the PE's Jeff Horseman.

The LAT's Chris Megerian reports that the first test of California v. Trump may be over diesel emission standards.

Dan Walters writes that exempting diapers and feminine hygiene products from the sales tax is a nice idea, but would just compllicate an really complex tax system




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After Healthcare Vote, California Rep. Jeff Denham Hears From Angry Constituents: 'you Voted Against Me'
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Swing District GOP Rep. Denham Gets Earful Over Health Care Vote - San Francisco Chronicle

There Were Serious Problems In 2016 For Some California Voters Who Don't Speak English, New Report Says
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Voting activists say Californians who need a ballot in a language other than English had major problems in last year's elections.

Senate GOP On Defensive Over All-male Health Care Group - Politico
Senate Republicans pushed back Tuesday amid lashing Democratic criticism of their move to leave women out of their health care working group.

Kamala Harris For President? | The Sacramento Bee
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Sen. Kamala Harris On Idaho Congressman's Healthcare Claim: 'what The ... Is That?'
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UC President Janet Napolitano Should Resign, Lawmaker Says | The Sacramento Bee
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Senate Democrats criticize 'closed-door' GOP health-care talks

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and other Senate Democrats criticized Republican Senators who they say are holding “closed-door” talks about health care, without involving Democrats.

Caltrans, Dwr Union Files Contract Grievance Over Payroll | The Sacramento Bee
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With Powerful Nurses Union Behind Him, Jimmy Gomez Gets More Progressive Support In L.A. Congressional Race
In the race for a Los Angeles congressional seat, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez is bulking up on support from progressive groups and official...

Senate Republicans face their own divisions in push for health-care overhaul

In wake of narrow House vote to undo key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the Senate faces its own challenges to get a bill to President Trump’s desk.

Audit Slams University Of Ca Administration For Misleading Budgets | The Sacramento Bee
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Frelinghuysen Hammered Over Obamacare Repeal Vote During Teletown Hall
Frelinghuysen, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was repeatedly forced during the one-hour event to justify why he voted in favor of the American Health Care Act last week after having opposed an earlier version of the bill.

President Trump And California Soon Could Spar Over Air Quality Rules
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Taxes And Warning Labels On Drinks Stall, Under Pressure From Industry -
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Candidate To Lead The California Democratic Party Asks Supporters For Help Fighting Rumors About Him Online
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Joe Devlin Appointed As Sacramento's First Commercial Marijuana Industry Czar | The Sacramento Bee
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Trump Asks Federal Judge To Toss D.C. Hotel Lawsuit - Politico
Private lawyers for President Donald Trump are trying to have a lawsuit filed against him dismissed. | Getty

Critics at Town Halls Confront Republicans Over Health Care

Few of the 217 Republicans who approved legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act chose to defend their votes at public meetings. Those that did got an earful.

UC Revises Its Plan To Limit The Share Of Spots Going To Out-of-state Students
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The University of California, battling charges that too many out-of-state and international students crowd out Californians, has reduced its nonresident enrollment targets in revised policy.

Apple Borrowing Billions While Sitting On Huge Overseas Cash Pile
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Mccain: White House Hasn't Provided Sufficient Explanation For Comey Firing - Politico
But multiple news outlets, including POLITICO, have reported that Trump was upset with Comey over the Russia investigation and was looking for a reason to fire him. The news shocked the FBI and lawmakers on Tuesday, prompting accusations that the president was seeking to interfere with an investigation involving his associates and comparisons to Richard Nixon.

Angel Island station redone as site to tell story of immigrants
Thanks to $14 million in state, federal and private funds, the site has been turned into the Pacific Coast Immigration Center, designed to inform the public about immigration policies and to celebrate the role immigrants played in this country. The Angel Island Immigration Station had a major role in the complexity of American immigration policies. The Asians were subjected to particular scrutiny because various federal laws greatly restricted immigration from China, Japan and other Asian countries. The poems — most of them by sad and desperate people — were neglected until they were noticed by California State Park ranger Alexander Weiss in 1970. “At a time when the challenging and difficult history of U.S. immigration is front page news, the National Trust has selected Angel Island as a reminder of the difficult journey many immigrants have endured in the last century in America,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the the National Trust. The other 10 sites on the trust’s “success story list” are Antietam National battlefield; St. Vibiana cathedral in Los Angeles; Governors Island in New York City; the historic Boston theaters; Little Rock (Ark.) Central High School; Nine Mile Canyon in Utah; Penn School in Frogmore, N.C.; President Abraham Lincoln’s cottage at the Soldier’s Home in Washington, D.C.; the Statler Hilton Hotel in Dallas; and Traveler’s Rest in Montana.