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Happy Monday. Hopefully the Nooner hamsters behave today! How 'bout those Dubs? 132 points in a Finals game? That should only be seen in gimmicky All-Star games.

DISTRICT UPDATES

  • CA39 (Fullerton): added pediatrician Mai Khanh Tran (D)

Ahead of tomorrow's special election for CA34, the LAT's Christine Mai-Duc looks at the Korean/Latino divide in the district. Assemblymember Jimmy "Gomez, who has been endorsed by [Xavier] Becerra, would continue a decades-long tradition of Latino representation in a district where more than half of the voters are Latino. [Robert Lee] Ahn would be the first Korean American Democrat elected to Congress, and only the second Korean American ever."

Few Korean-Americans want to remember the first to serve--Diamond Bar Congressman Jay Kim, who lost reelection to Gary Miller after accepting hundreds of thousands in illegal contributions. Kim and fellow Republican Miller served together on the Diamond Bar City Council. Miller retired after an odd situation. He and his wife and joint custody with three children's mother, who took them to Mexico. And, Miller was facing a tough reelection in a district now held by Democrat Pete Aguilar.

CA39 (Fullerton): The Register's Martin Wisckol profiles Mai Khanh Tran, the latest challenger to Congressman Ed Royce. Tran would be the second Vietnamese-American in Congress. Of course, the first was Joe Cao (R) from New Orleans beat disgraced (money in my freezer) William Jefferson for a safe Democratic district. That lasted one session.

Martin also gave an update on the effort to recall Josh Newman from SD29. Recall proponents, motivated by Newman's support the transportation package, claim to have collected one-half the 62,592 needed signatures. They have until October 16, likely leading to a November or December recall election. Newman is taking it seriously and has shifted almost all of his campaign dough to a committee to defeat the recall.

GOV: The LAT's Seema Mehta gives the latest on the campaign on who is in--or considering jumping in--the race for governor.

 

 

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Speaking of the state's chief executive, the Notorious JB is playing president this week in China. I guess that's better than golf. (I miss my time on the greens and my clubs need to be used).

The LAT's Jessica Meyers got the trip and reports:

The first two stops on Gov. Jerry Brown’s China tour are places that envision themselves as California sees itself — progressive and green.

Brown’s meetings began Sunday in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, part of a weeklong trip hinged on his mantra of climate change collaboration. Sichuan’s rivers and steep terrain have helped make it a hub for hydropower. Nanjing’s Jiangsu province, which he will visit on Monday, aims to position itself as a leader on renewable energy.

Very big contrast from the news over the last few days following POTUS's withrawal from the Paris climate accord, an effort championed by China. Very little chatter among the GOP members of the California congressional delegation.

Meanwhile, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra weighs in on the issue, trying to find the place between climate change and environmental justice. It's not easy.

Political consultant Dave Jacobson brings the contrast to CNN with some very strong words from the Notorious JB--including a massive increase in insects.

 

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The Bee's Rennie Svirnovskiy writes in the Bee's morning update that the Senate rejected only three bills last week and they were all environmental bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce. It's a notable contrast to the Notorious JB's message in China, but it's also politics.

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Evan Low!

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California State Senators Passed A Single-payer Healthcare Bill, But It's Going Nowhere Fast
George Skelton @
latimes.com
State senators passed a single-payer healthcare bill, but without details about how the system would work or be funded, the hollow proposal is a bill in name only.

State High Court Ruling On Death Penalty Could Restart Executions - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
The California Supreme Court hears many high-stakes cases on issues such as individual rights, taxes, and the lawmaking powers of the state and its voters. But it has seldom confronted a case with such potentially dramatic consequences as Tuesday’s hearing on the Proposition 66 death-penalty initiative.

Bay Area political events: police meeting, refugee vigil
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: police meeting, refugee vigil Santa Clara Police Chief Michael Sellers hosts a community meeting on public safety issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Montague Park, 3595 MacGregor Lane in Santa Clara. Jewish communities nationwide hold a candlelight vigil in support of refugees from 6 to 7 p.m. outside San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Sister District Project holds a fundraiser with drinks and music to support Cheryl Turpin, Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 85th District (Virginia Beach). The Sister District Project consists of volunteers who support Democratic state and congressional campaigns in historically red states. Healthcare for Everybody, with speaker Sue Bergman, a nurse and supporter of the Healthy California Act, the proposal before the Legislature to create a single-payer health care system. The Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to recruit new members and educate people on environmental issues at Sunday Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Golden Gate Park. Ban the bomb: “Women’s March to Ban the Bomb,” in support of U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Demonstrators will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. Nuclear weapons film: A screening and discussion of “The Nuclear Requiem,” on the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons. The free, two-hour event starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Public Library’s Orchard Room, 13 South San Antonio Road. Coal and environment: A free screening of “From the Ashes,” a National Geographic documentary about coal, followed by a discussion on the environment and climate.

Longtime Villaraigosa Ally Jose Huizar To Back His Rival John Chiang For California Governor
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
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From Maine, a Call for a More Measured Take on Health Care

Susan Collins, attuned to the particular vulnerabilities of her constituents, is among a handful of senators thinking about repairing, not replacing, the health law.

UC Merced Pricier Than Ucla? The Surprising Cost To Live On Campus – East Bay Times
eastbaytimes.com
This fall, as crazy as it sounds, it will be more expensive to live on campus at UC Riverside than at UCLA, and pricier to bunk in the dorms at UC Merced in the Central Valley than at UC San Diego in tony La Jolla.

Will This L.A. Congressional District Known As A Latino Political Base Make History For Koreans?
latimes.com
The Eastside district known now as California's 34th District elected California's first modern-day Latino member. Now Robert Lee Ahn is hoping to become the first Korean American Democrat.

The Health 202: Senate Republicans are not being transparent when it comes to health care

“There’s not a reason to do this through a committee hearing process," said one GOP senator.

California Legislature Ultraliberal? Well, Maybe Not
santacruzsentinel.com
Today's high

Bill To Increase Affordable Lodging On California Coast Advances In Legislature | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
This file photo shows Balboa beach, one of the most popular beaches of Newport Beach, on August 17, 2009. The lack of affordable accommodations is a major barrier to visiting the coast for many Californians. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

London Mayor Trolls Back Donald Trump – Politico
politico.eu
‘There were three men wearing what appeared to be suicide belts. They had to be stopped immediately.’

Clean Energy Too Big To Be Shut Down By Trump - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Accord will slow the battle against climate change in the U.S., but there’s too much momentum in the nation’s clean-energy economy to shut it down, energy experts say.

L.A.'s Crisis: High Rents, Low Pay, Homelessness Rising And $2,000 Doesn't Buy Much
Steve Lopez @
latimes.com
Looking for apartments in L.A., where you don't get much for the money

Tillerson: Trump Isn't 'walking Away' From Climate Change Issue - Politico
politico.com
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said the president is still committed to addressing climate change even though he withdrew from the Paris climate pact last week.

Clashes Break Out As Supporters And Opponents Of Trump Descend On Portland
Jaweed Kaleem @
latimes.com
Skirmishes broke out and arrests were made Sunday as pro-Trump, 'anti-fascist,' interfaith and other groups gathered for competing rallies after a white supremacist's killings of two men.

San Jose: Proposal Would Limit City Cooperation With Ice
mercurynews.com
Immigration

Trump Slams Justice Department For 'watered Down' Travel Ban - Politico
politico.com
Still, he wrote on Twitter, the controversial measure is necessary despite the legal hurdles it has faced thus far.

Muslims And Latinos Unite During Ramadan, Breaking Fast With Tacos At Mosques
Anh Do @
latimes.com
To share with each other and to promote charity, Muslims and Latinos unite during Ramadan to break fast with #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque.

Will Va Chief Be Voice Of Reason On Climate Change And Medical Marijuana In Trump Administration?

He cautiously signaled a willingness to advance medical marijuana for veterans, while making it clear that he wants no part of the climate change debate.