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Happy Sunday! It's a perfect one in Southside Park with street tacos for brunch and awaiting the SacTownWings fest from 2pm-6pm this afternoon in Southside Park for some chicken wings from 13 different Sacramento restaurants. The benificiary of the event is Habitat for Humanity. Admission is $15 and wings are $1 each (all bought with tickets). For the beer connoisseurs, there are 20 different breweries pouring in the beer garden ($5 each). It's going to be a warm afternoon, but Southside Park is a great place to spend one, as the trees keep it cool. 

Tomorrow is the reporting semi-annual reporting deadline for state offices and also the semi-annual deadline for federal committees. There will be lots of browser refreshing by candidates and staffers all evening. While the period closed June 30, the practice is to wait to file until the deadline, even while press releases tout fundraising numbers through the month. 

SHORT BALLOT: John Myers looks at the dearth of ballot initiatives moving toward the 2018 ballot:

Consider where things stood at the same point in 2015. Then, there were 31 initiatives gathering signatures in hopes of landing on the November 2016 ballot. By late summer, another 24 proposals were being reviewed by the attorney general. Out of all of that came 17 propositions that ultimately made it to voters.

By contrast, there are only five initiatives now in the signature-gathering phase. Nine others are awaiting a formal vetting. 

ZZZ: The Bee's Hawken Miller reports that, while evidence is strong for later start times for school kids, it creates problems in families with dual or single parents working. Senator Anthony Portantino has a bill to prohibit schools from having a starting time before 8:30. The bill now exempts "zero periods," so if your kid is in marching band, you still have to get out of bed and get them there. 

The Assembly Education Committee's analysis cites increasing costs for increasing staff supervision before school starts--meaning that parents would have to drop kids off early to get to work. Basically it would be a "latchkey schools" situation. The bill is opposed by the California School Boards Association, California Association of Business Officials and the California Teachers Association.

DRUGS: I somehow missed this CALmatters story by Laurel Rosenhall earlier this week. She looks at AB 186 (Eggman), which would allow legal injection of illegal drugs in limited areas in eight counties. The effort, already happening in Canada, is to ensure that people using are supervised and provided medical assistance when necessary. Those taking advantage of the sanctuary would be responsible for bringing their own purchased drugs, however the centers could offer hyperdemic needles.

"In California, 4,571 people died from drug overdoses in 2015, a 33 percent increase over the prior decade."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Laurette Healey, Cory Jasperson, Amy Miller, Neil Pople, and Nancy Bui-Thompson!

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Road Map: There's Something Missing So Far From California's Statewide Ballot For 2018
John Myers @
latimes.com
After the biggest blockbuster election of propositions in years, there are surprisingly few efforts now underway to earn a spot on next fall's state ballot.

Hhs Secretary Pledges To Implement 'law-of-the-land' Obamacare - Politico
politico.com
Administration officials have said the president remains focused on passing a health care bill through Congress, despite the Senate currently short of votes. Right now, Price said the administration is encouraging lawmakers to talk with their constituents about how the Affordable Care Act is hurting them.

Protesters In San Diego And Around Country Rally Around Healthcare Access - The San Diego Union-tribune
Brittny Mejia @
sandiegouniontribune.com


Mulvaney: No Other Votes Until Senate Votes Again On Health Care - Politico
politico.com
The House, which has passed an Obamacare repeal, is on its sumer break until after Labor Day, but the Senate plans to work at least another two weeks.

A Sailor In Transition Is Rocked By President Trump's Anti-transgender Tweets
Robin Abcarian @
latimes.com
The military was never an easy place to be transgender, but just as there started to be acceptance, the president raised an ugly, debunked argument against civil liberties

California Schools Starting Later Could Complicate Schedules | The Sacramento Bee
Hawken Miller @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Pushes Rape-kit Testing Bills To End Backlog - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
SACRAMENTO — San Francisco police collected 178 rape kits during the first six months of this year — an average of one a day — and sent all of them to be tested for DNA evidence. It’s a high standard that lawmakers want to replicate statewide.

Exclusive: Majority Of Americans Want Congress To Move On From Healthcare Reform - Reuters/ipsos Poll | Reuters
Chris Kahn and Michael Erman @
reuters.com


Despite Complaints, Judge Says Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility Can Reopen
Soumya Karlamangla @
latimes.com
A judge lifted a stay on Saturday that will allow the reopening of the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, which previously leaked thousands of tons of methane gas.

747 Supertanker Receives Interim Approval To Fight California Fires | The Sacramento Bee
Michael McGough @
sacbee.com
By Michael McGough

Marian Cleeves Diamond, UC Berkeley professor who studied Einstein's brain, dies at 90
sfgate.com
Marian Cleeves Diamond, the UC Berkeley professor who studied Albert Einstein's brain, died Monday in Oakland, the university said in a press release Friday. She was 90.

The Mystery Homeless Woman Of Pacific Palisades And The Village That Helped Her Home
Steve Lopez @
latimes.com
Volunteers and police helped rescue a mentally ill homeless woman and reunite her with her family

Popular Pundits, Comedians Enliven Politicon In Pasadena
dailynews.com
Today's high

Collins Urges Congress To End Obamacare Payment Uncertainty - Politico
politico.com
Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday called on Congress to end the uncertainty caused by President Donald Trump saying he might end funding to subsidize health insurance for low-income people.

Rep. Lee Closer To Goal Of Revising Military-force Resolution - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
For Rep. Barbara Lee, a loss can be just a stop on the road to victory.

Lewandowski calls for Trump to fire head of consumer financial watchdog agency

The president's former campaign manager cited Richard Cordray's rumored political ambitions.

Prosecutor Misconduct Taints Convictions In Southern California Courts, Study Says
the time justices reversed his conviction, Centeno had already served his sentence. @
dailynews.com
Today's high

Bay Area political events: LGBT, town halls
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area Sunday LGBT rights film: A free screening of “We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite,” a film about the struggles of a historic, black-owned LGBT club, at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. For information: www.gracecathedral.org/summerfilms Town hall: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-San Jose, will host a town hall at 4 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Community Center, Orchard Pavilion, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. Aug. 8 Town hall: Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St.

California Rice Growers Stand To Prosper From China Deal - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
For all of the angst concerning trade deficits with China, the United States has something China increasingly needs: rice.