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THE Nooner for August 11, 2017

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on aroundthecapitol.com today:

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
How Does A Progressive Democrat Try To Unseat A Republican? Step One: Don't Talk About Single-payer Healthcare
Sarah D. Wire @
latimes.com
Healthcare rises as an attack issue for both parties as campaigns for 2018 House seats get underway.

In Case You Missed It: "Another View: AB 1250 an attempt by unions to establish an unfair playing field"
cssrc.us
SACRAMENTO - When the California State Legislature reconvenes August 21, a union-sponsored bill will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Assembly Bill 1250 has already passed out of the lower house on a partisan vote. The director of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Bill Walker, explained the devastating effects of AB 1250 for local non-profits and why it presents an 'unfair playing field' in

Feinstein Criticizes Trump Over Deportation That Splits Oakland Family - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Sen. Dianne Feinstein called Thursday for the federal government to reverse the deportation of an Oakland nurse and her husband, saying their removal after more than two decades in the country revealed the “cruel and arbitrary nature” of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

California Transfer Degree Students Graduated From CSU Faster | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Parks And Water Bond Linked To Housing Deal At California Capitol - Capradio.org
Ben Adler @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Lawsuit Claims Free Speech Violations After San Diego Trump Rally | Kpbs
Andrew Bowen @
kpbs.org
A federal lawsuit filed on Thursday claims the San Diego Police and Sheriff's Departments violated free speech rights in their response to protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally last year.

Contenders In Alabama GOP Senate Race Won't Defend Mcconnell Against Trump - Politico
politico.com
McConnell has loomed large in the Alabama Senate primary. A super PAC with ties to the majority leader and the National Republican Senatorial Committee is marshaling its resources to protect Strange, who was tapped in February for the vacancy created when Jeff Sessions was confirmed as attorney general. The pro-Strange forces have shredded Brooks through negative ads during the campaign, and recently began going after former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the front-runner in the primary.

Trump Immigration Proposal Cold Transform California Families, Businesses | The Sacramento Bee
Hannah Knowles @
sacbee.com
By Hannah Knowles

Political Advice For Zuckerberg: Keep Writing The Checks - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Word that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just hired Hillary Clinton’s former top political strategist, Joel Benenson, to advise him and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on their philanthropic pursuits is being met with predictable overheated reaction in the political world:

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Directs Letter To Local Black Lives Matter Leader | The Sacramento Bee
Nashelly Chavez @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Rebellious California Lawmakers Get Banished To 'the Dog House,' A Tiny Office
mercurynews.com
Politics

GOP Senate Candidates Lukewarm On Mcconnell - Politico
NEGASSI TESFAMICHAEL @
politico.com
Some Republican hopefuls positioning themselves as outsiders running against the Washington establishment have echoed President Donald Trump's recent criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Sacramento Deputies Shoot Former Pro Baseball Prospect After Alleged Rock Assault | The Sacramento Bee
Nashelly Chavez and Sam Stanton @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Santa Clara County, Oakland Top $100,000-plus Pension Ranking
mercurynews.com
Bay Area public-employee retirees top the statewide pension list

Brushing Off Putin, Trump Says Fewer Diplomats Saves Money | The Sacramento Bee
JOSH LEDERMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE @
sacbee.com
President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic employees from Russia, instead thanking Putin and insisting it would save the U.S. significant cash.

Labor Union Files Complaint Against Owner Of Loews Santa Monica
Hugo Martin @
latimes.com
A labor union has filed charges against the owner of Loews Santa Monica Beach for failing to provide information on its ownership.

Southern Californian Could See A Water Rate Hike To Pay For Brown's Tunnels | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow @
sacbee.com
By Ryan Sabalow

Court Orders Tech Billionaire To Open Up Martins Beach
mercurynews.com
Martins Beach, Vinod Khosla, California Coastal Commission

La Leader Says Time Is Up For ‘antiquated’ Crosswalk Laws
dailynews.com
Today's high

On Bay Area's First Day Of School, Teachers Still In Demand
mercurynews.com
K-12 Education

Trump airs his grievances with McConnell

After tweeting his displeasure at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for days, President Trump criticized his lack of progress in health care, tax reform and infrastructure from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 10.