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THE Nooner for August 30, 2017

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

California State Senators Want Big Bucks For Cleaner Trucks And Buses
Chris Megerian @
A cadre of Democratic state senators are pushing to spend nearly $1 billion over the next year to replace diesel trucks, buses and othe...

Feinstein Surprises Sf Crowd By Expressing Hope For Trump - Sfgate
Sen. Dianne Feinstein may be San Francisco's favorite politician, but she quickly learned Tuesday evening that even a wildly popular ex-mayor can get into trouble if she tries to say something nice about President Trump. Feinstein received a standing ovation from the 850 people at the sold-out Herbst Theater when she walked onto the stage for an hour-long "conversation" with former East Bay Rep. Ellen Tauscher. But near the end of the political lovefest, the senator shocked the crowd when she declined to say that Trump should be impeached, and warned the audience that they should expect to deal with the developer-turned politician for all four years of his term.

Los Angeles Rep. Karen Bass Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa In Governor's Race
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California Lawmakers Reach Housing Deal On Financing | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Immigrant Advocates Hold Prayer Service In Gov. Jerry Brown's Office To Support 'sanctuary State' Legislation
Jazmine Ulloa and Mina Corpuz @
With negotiations heading down to the wire on California's so-called "sanctuary state" legislation, more than a dozen faith leaders pou...

Lawyers In East Bay Corruption Case See Racial Profiling In FBI Stings - San Francisco Chronicle
The attorneys for two Oakland contractors charged with bid rigging in an offshoot of the FBI investigations that netted former state Sen. Leland Yee and Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow are accusing the FBI of conducting a decadelong campaign to entrap African Americans in and out of office in crimes that the agency itself created.

Trump To Kick Off Tax-cut Push With Speech Devoid Of Details, White House Says
Jim Puzzanghera @
President Trump will kick off a weeks-long effort to sell Americans on tax cuts with a speech on Wednesday in Missouri that aides said will not contain any details on a Republican plan that still is being drafted.

Whistleblowers Hope Trump Will Revisit Klamath Water Officials Who Misspent $32 Million | The Sacramento Bee
Stuart Leavenworth @
By Stuart Leavenworth

Brown, Lawmakers Work On Package Of Bills To Solve State Housing Crisis - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — California would take on the problem of soaring rents and a scarcity of affordable homes under a package of housing bills that could come up for a vote as early as Friday.

Feinstein Expresses Hope That Trump 'can Be A Good President' - Politico
Speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein criticized President Donald Trump's decision to pardon a controversial Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, calling it "a stupid thing to do." | Jeff Chiu/AP Photo.

Crackdown On H-1b Visas Leaves Lowest-paid Applicants Hanging - San Francisco Chronicle
Some workers seeking H-1B visas — particularly entry-level applicants, often fresh graduates — are having a harder time getting approved, immigration lawyers say.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Booed At San Francisco Event
She declined to directly discuss impeaching Trump, noting that the Senate could conceivably serve as a jury in an impeachment trial.

Deadly Sacramento Rap Battle Pushes City To Vote On Controversial Advance Peace Gun-violence Program | The Sacramento Bee
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Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

L.A. Unified After-school Coach Sentenced To 105 Years In Prison For Molesting Girls On Campus
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Ronnie Lee Roman, 44, of San Fernando, worked as a Youth Services coach for Beyond the Bell. He was convicted June 7 of seven counts of lewd acts on a child.

How Much Might 'the California Water Fix' Cost La? | 89.3 Kpcc
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The California Aqueduct carries water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Southern California as urgent calls for California residents to conserve water grow. David McNew / Getty Images

Big Challenge In Stemming Berkeley Protest Violence: Bringing Cases To Court - San Francisco Chronicle
Scenes of chaos have repeatedly emerged from Berkeley this year — people pummeling each other with punches, kicks and makeshift weapons, from sticks to pepper spray to bike locks, amid clashes between right-wing activists and left-wing counterprotesters in the famously political city.

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