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Well, happy Fourth of July. According to Facebook, many cities sounded like war zones last night with illegal fireworks. Protect your animals tonight.

Yesterday, the childish behavior surrounding the health care debate returned to the Capitol as demonstrators interrupted the Assembly floor session and unfurled banners over the second floor of the rotunda, reports Rennie Svirnovskiy in the Bee. Of course, they didn't bring amendments to pay for the $50-$100 billion needed for the bill. 

I'm all for single payer, but it would require a constitutional amendment and a huge increase in taxes, neither of which are in SB 562. Supporters are being sold a bill of goods. There is bipartisan blowback from the aggressive tactics, reports Katy Murphy in the MercNews.

Of course, while most of California was enjoying a four-day weekend, the Legislature was in session yesterday to keep those per diem checks coming in, reports John Myers in the Times.

Meanwhile, the LAT's Cathleen Decker reports that Kamala Harris showed up at a rally at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and in San Francisco as part of a two-day trip around the state to oppose the repeal of Obamacare yesterday amidst the news that Donald Trump is now open to a "repeal only" option. And, the Chron's Drew Costley looks at Harris's rise as a national political player.

 

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HATE SUCKS: A new state report finds that hate crimes increased 11.2% last year, and a shocking 21.3% increase in race-related crimes, with "with anti-African American crimes accounting for the largest portion of the increase," reports Angela Hart in the Bee.

Anyway, have a fun and safe day.

 

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DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: Of course, the salinity of the Salton Sea is increasing as the lake shrinks. 

#BORNONTHEFOURTHOFJULY: Happy birthday to Swanee Edwards, Alma Hernandez, and Guy Morris!

 

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Seniors Tell Harris How GOP Health Plan Will Hurt Them - San Francisco Chronicle
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California Sen. Kamala Harris barnstormed the state Monday, looking for stories about how the Republican health care proposal might affect seniors “to take back with me” to Washington.

Single-payer Healthcare Backers Fan Out At California Capitol To Protest Shelving Of Bill
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Bay Area Voters May Be Asked To OK Bridge Toll Hike Of Up To $3 - San Francisco Chronicle
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Lawmakers, business leaders and staffers at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission have been quietly meeting at the state Capitol in an effort to draw up a proposal for a toll increase of $2 to $3 on the Bay Area’s seven state-run bridges.

California Lawmakers Are Meeting Today ... Perhaps To Get A Paycheck
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Sacramento streets were quiet Monday, with many of the capital city's professionals adding an extra day to a long weekend stretching th...

Sen. Kamala Harris Leads Rally Against GOP Healthcare Bill At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
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Targeted Immigration Arrests In San Diego Area Have More Than Doubled Under Trump
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The number of targeted immigration arrests in San Diego has returned to levels from before former President Obama changed enforcement priorities in late 2014, according to ICE data.

A look at Kamala Harris' 'big firsts' during her rise to political stardom
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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris recently made national headlines as a key player in the Senate testimonies on the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. But she's been making news in the San Francisco Bay Area much longer.

Targeted Immigration Arrests In San Diego Area Have More Than Doubled Under Trump - The San Diego Union-tribune
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California Hate Crimes Increase Again | The Sacramento Bee
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Fact Check: Five Misleading Republican Claims About Health Care
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Republicans have misinformed Americans on the Senate health care bill’s impact in several areas and have exaggerated the Affordable Care Act’s problems.

At Naturalization Ceremony And Healthcare Rally, Kamala Harris Goes After Trump And His GOP Allies
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California Sen. Kamala Harris employed subtlety and a sledgehammer on Monday during a set of local appearances meant to rally supporter...

Christie, Lawmakers Reach Deal To End 3-day Shutdown
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A disagreement over the Horizon legislation has kept lawmakers from sending a budget to Christie, who said he would only agree to sign off on $325 million in Democratic spending proposals if lawmakers also passed the Horizon bill. | AP Photo

Single Payer: Nurses Keep The Heat On California Lawmakers
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As GOP Moves Toward Repeal, A Government Report Shows Obamacare Is Working Well
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Tough timing for GOP: An HS report shows that Obamacare is working as expected.

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. from Enforcing Health Law Mandate
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A plan separate from efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act seeks to stop the collection of a tax penalty associated with the law.

Months After Deportation, They Do What The Mexican Government Will Not
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Every week, members of Deportees United show up to the Mexico City airport to greet recent deportees like them.

Poll Shows Voter Support For $3 Bridge Toll Hike
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Independence Day: Calbuzz Takes A Sabbatical
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but over the past few years, we were far ahead of the curve on stuff like the Death of Truth, Trump’s crippling narcissistic personality disorder, the salience of a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, the Death of Compromise, California’s post-Trump political exceptionalism and other important concepts, and so find ourselves exasperated when these ideas suddenly occur to Beltway bloviators as if they were original thoughts.

Scripps Ranch High Parents, Students File Complaints Over Ap Testing Errors - The San Diego Union-tribune
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