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Happy Sunday! It's a Giants double-header today in DC to make up for Friday's rained out game. Fortunately, there's no rain in the forecast for the capital city today.

This is the last week of summer recess for the Legislature. I just got back from farmers' market, and it sure is a glorious day outside. 

Yesterday was certainly an ugly day for America with the confrontation in Charlottesville, and by last night, protestors were shutting down 580 in Oakland. It could have been deadlier. Protestors were carrying long guns, openly and legal under Virginia law. The fact that there were only three deaths (two from a police helicopter crash) is the highlight of the day.

GOV: The Bee's Christopher Cadelago reports that gubernatorial candidate and state controller John Chiang has routinely supported tax credits and state-backed bonds to affordable housing developers, which also have given substantial contributions to his campaign. "A review of their projects by The Sacramento Bee found that Chiang has accepted more than $100,000 from firms that gained tax perks or bond financing from his actions, sometimes within weeks of the votes."

GOV: In the Times, Phil Willon reports on the Tea Party Caucus California convening, and notes that both serious GOP candidates for governor--Travis Allen and John Cox--gave full support to Donald Trump.

GOV: The LAT's Seema Mehta and Melanie Mason report on the rise of affirmative action--pushed by the black and Latino legislative caucuses--in the governor's race. The previous attempt to repeal Proposition 209 was blocked by Asian-American lawmakers. It's unclear where the current, and larger crop, of Asian American legislators stand.

Bill Wong, a Democratic strategist, said that for Asian American politicians, the affirmative action debate is like dealing with “an awkward family member.”

“When you talk to the individual [Democratic Asian Pacific Islander] caucus members, they all support affirmative action,” said Wong, who supports Chiang for governor. “They also understand there are parts of their communities and constituencies that don’t understand the entire history of affirmative action.” 

CA10 (Modesto): The political action committee run by former congresswoman Ellen Tauscher and her former campaign manager has a new ad against Jeff Denham over his vote to loosen banking regulations, reports Christine Mai-Duc in the Times.

   

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THE COAST: The LAT's Steve Lopez writes that things are looking much better at the embattled California Coastal Commission.

NORCAL/SOCAL: In CALmatters, Dan Walters looks at the contrasting economies between northern and southern California. "The Giants might not be doing well this year, but the San Francisco Bay Area’s technology-centered economy is, by any measure, red-hot and not only far surpassing the Los Angeles region’s lackluster economic performance but also, in effect, propping up the entire state."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Adam Keigwin and Lucas O'Connor!


 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
John Chiang Helped His Donors With Tax Breaks
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
California Treasurer John Chiang has helped award tens of millions in tax credits and bonds over the last decade to a handful of affordable housing developers who contributed to his political campaigns.

After Dividing California Democrats In 2014, Affirmative Action Resurfaces In The Race For Governor
Seema Mehta, Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
A debate about affirmative action has emerged in the campaign for governor, threatening to inject a potentially volatile racial element into the 2018 contest after the issue divided California Democrats along ethnic lines three years ago.

Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flashpoint
politico.com
The debate over legalization is about to receive a full airing on the presidential campaign trail.

After Tons Of Drama With The California Coastal Commission, Things Are Looking Up
Steve Lopez @
latimes.com
Yes it’s true, sharks are everywhere along the California coast this summer. But by all appearances, a far bigger threat to your enjoyment of the state’s fabulous beaches has been contained for now.

Landmark Prop. 47 Saved Millions. But Is It Just ‘a Drop In The Bucket’?
dailynews.com
Today's high

Squeezed Out By Silicon Valley, The Far Right Is Creating Its Own Corporate World
Matt Pearce @
latimes.com
The alt-right is trying to create its own Silicon Valley, with fewer rules.

Obama, Clinton Call For Introspect In Wake Of Charlottesville Clashes
Cristiano Lima @
politico.com
President Barack Obama, seen here visiting Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island in South Africa in 2013, quoted the late South African leader in a tweet Saturday night.

Critics Hit Trump For Condemning Charlottesville Violence Without Mentioning White Supremacists
Jaweed Kaleem @
latimes.com
The NAACP and other prominent organizations and activists criticized President Trump, saying his response to clashes in Charlottesville, Va., was overly broad.

White House Details Plan To Ratchet Up Trade Pressure On China - Politico
politico.com
President Donald Trump's trade action reflects his frustration that the U.S. and China were not able to make more progress on U.S. intellectual property concerns. | Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

In All Of California, There Is Only One All-female City Council. You'll Never Guess Where
Robin Abcarian @
latimes.com
Tiny Blue Lake, Calif., population 1,250 has managed to achieve a political milestone in California. It also has an all-female-owned and -operated bar.

Oakland Protest Closes I-580 Briefly, Goes Until 11 P.m.
mercurynews.com
Charlottesville, Ku Klux Klan, Oakland, protest, alt right, Nazis, Occupy Oakland, Oakland Demonstration

Yosemite Struggles To Find An Answer To Traffic Woes
Louis Sahagun @
latimes.com
Time-lapse video of traffic gridlock in Yosemite.

Charlottesville Mayor: There Is A 'Direct Line' Between Trump Campaign And White Supremacist Rally
politico.com
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, right, gestures during a news conference concerning the white nationalist rally and violence as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, and Virginia Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, listen in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. | Steve Helber/AP Photo

Tesla Workers - To Hell ... And Back?
mercurynews.com
Tesla, Model 3, Elon Musk, union,

Mcmaster Equates 'terrorism' With Charlottesville Car Attack - Politico
politico.com
National security adviser H.R. McMaster condemned the violence and the Charlottesville rally in much harsher terms than President Donald Trump has used, but declined to criticize his boss. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Will California Force Its Cities To OK More Housing?
mercurynews.com
housing, affordable housing, SB 35, Brisbane Baylands, housing bills, housing crisis

Protesters call for Oakland demonstration against white supremacy
Kimberly Veklerov, Michael Bodley and @
sfgate.com
Activist groups called for protesters to congregate Saturday night in downtown Oakland in response to violence during a rally by white supremacists in Virginia that left one woman dead and many injured. The woman was killed when a car plunged into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally. A group calling itself Bay Area United Against White Supremacy planned the “emergency solidarity demo” for 7 p.m. at 14th Street and Broadway, the rendezvous point for numerous demonstrations in recent years. East Bay politicians were among the flood of officials condemning the bloody clashes in Charlottesville and President Trump’s equivocal response, in which he did not single out neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan or white nationalists, insisting that “hatred, bigotry and violence” were coming from “many sides.”

Maduro's Son Threatens To 'take The White House' With Guns In Case Of U.S. Intervention - Politico
politico.com
Nicolás Maduro Guerra, the son of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, threatened to "take the White House" with guns if President Donald Trump followed through with a military intervention in the country, a possibility he said he would not rule out on Friday.

Sonora Local News, Sports, Weather, And Lifestyle
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City College Enrollment Up With Free Tuition For Sf Residents - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
The news is good this year for City College of San Francisco, which badly needs to boost enrollment to make up for thousands of students lost during its recent accreditation crisis: Fall registration is up 16 percent so far over last year, with nearly 4,900 more students.

Trump condemns Charlottesville violence but doesn't single out white nationalists for blame

The president said hatred and bigotry exists on "many sides" and called for the swift restoration of law and order.