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¡Buenos dias mis amigos y feliz viernes!  Well, with what our fellow citizens in Texas and Florida are encountering this week, don't we feel silly about sweating last weekend? 

SANCTUARY: SB 54 (de León), the "sanctuary state" bill, will be amended yet again today to appease concern from the governor's office, report Taryn Luna and Christopher Cadelago for the Bee.

Advocates feared the new amendments could drastically expand a list of prior offenses that exclude an immigrant from some the protections set forth in the measure, which the sheriffs have asked for, among other key changes. Advocates marched on the Capitol Thursday, urging lawmakers to stand their ground ahead of the anticipated amendments.

SB 789 (Bradford): Senator Steven Bradford's bill to ease CEQA restrictions to speed up the construction of the Clippers arena in Inglewood and 2028 Olympics-related projects failed in Assembly Natural Resources this morning on a 4-5 vote. Bradford had amendments in the works and offered to make them today on the Assembly Floor, but the committee's Democratic majority wouldn't take them. 
Watch this bill. Remember, until the clock strikes midnight next Friday, there are no deadlines under supermajorities (and most often majorities). And, then there is the definition of "clock"--standard clock or Willie L. Brown, Jr. clock? Sometimes, that damn thing in the chamber stops working. Electronic clocks? #WhatMeWorry

RX: The Bee's Jim Miller writes that many California counties have more opioid prescriptions than residents. "Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people. Its residents also filled prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids 18,439 times, the highest per capita rate in California."


Like on The Walking Dead, don't look back: Democrats dread Hillary's book tour - Reliving the 2016 nightmare is the last thing the party needs right now, many say. [Politico] 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Evan McLaughlin, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, and Cathy Unger!

¡Que tengas un gran día!





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Borenstein: Union Bill Would Strangle Help For The Needy
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California Lawmakers Propose Allowing Marijuana Growers And Sellers To Work Alongside Each Other
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With the first marijuana licenses due to be issued in January, California lawmakers proposed Thursday that growers and sellers be able ...

Attorney General's Office Not Opposed To Unsealing Records In CpUC Criminal Probe - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Tom Steyer Drops By A Riverside Union Rally, Just Like Three Of The Top Democrats Running For Governor
Phil Willon @
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer ventured to the Inland Empire on Thursday to show his support for a powerful public employee un...

Governors Rally Around Health Law Fixes as White House Pushes Repeal

Governors from both parties testified before the Senate on behalf of modest changes to the Affordable Care Act, but the White House and some senators have not given up on repeal.

City Council Members Seek To Label L.A. A 'sanctuary' For Immigrants
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Councilmen Gil Cedillo and Herb Wesson are pushing for a vote Friday to declare L.A. a "sanctuary" for immigrants. Mayor Eric Garcetti has walked a fine line on the term.

Lawmaker Wants California Public Schools To Provide Free Tampons - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — A California lawmaker wants public schools in the state to provide free feminine hygiene products in campus bathrooms, saying she too often hears of girls missing school because they can’t afford pads or tampons or putting themselves at risk for infection by not changing the products as often as they should to cut costs.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Health Study Hits Roadblock After Doctor Is Forced Out – Daily News
A physician who has been tracking patients potentially affected by the massive Porter Ranch gas leak has been let go from an urgent care clinic he led for eight years, which could disrupt his clinical health study.

Federal Court Rejects Part Of Trump Travel Ban - San Francisco Chronicle
Protesters show up in force at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

New Primary Challenger To Feinstein Emerges - Politico
The Arizona congressman says Sanberg's political talents were on display at this year's Netroots Nation convention, where he said Sanberg talked about the impact of California's earned income tax credit program, which Sanberg has said in its first two years has put over $2 billion in state and federal tax credits "back in the pockets of the lowest-income Californians."

Senate Votes to Raise Debt Limit and Approves $15 Billion in Hurricane Relief

The Republican-led chamber reluctantly approved the new debt ceiling after the surprising deal reached by President Trump and the Democratic leadership on Wednesday.

Germany Rejects Polish Demand For World War Ii Reparations | The Sacramento Bee
The German government says the question of paying reparations to Poland for World War II has been resolved for over 60 years and there's no reason to reopen it.

Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in Office and Houston Under Water

As he prepares for re-election next year, Senator Ted Cruz faces a challenge in helping millions of people — in his hometown, Houston, and beyond — rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

La Immigrant Advocate Proposes ‘arrest-free Zone’ For Dreamers As Part Of ‘sanctuary City’ Plan – Daily News
An immigrant rights attorney retained by Los Angeles leaders has proposed ways to officially make the city a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants and an “arrest-free zone” for those known as Dreamers who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children.

Amid Feud Over Debt Deal, Trump Scolds GOP Over Obamacare, Filibuster - Politico
President Donald Trump chided members of his own party once again Friday morning, complaining on Twitter that Republicans have failed thus far to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare and urging the Senate once more to do away with its filibuster rules.

Bay Area political events: DACA rallies, Prop. 13 town hall
Political events in the Bay Area Saturday DACA rallies: Defend DACA demonstration, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th Street and Broadway in Oakland. Information: In Petaluma, demonstrators will gather at North McDowell Boulevard and East Washington Place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: In Concord, a rally and march begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Cambridge Park, 1135 Lacey Lane. Town hall: State Sen.

Dolores Huerta Has Been Jailed, Beaten, Mocked By Glenn Beck. A New Doc Shows Why She Won't Shut Up
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Activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union and fought for racial and labor justice in partnership with Cesar Chavez is profiled in this documentary.

With Looking For Giant New Hq, Bay Area Raises Hand - San Francisco Chronicle launched a nationwide search Thursday for a place to plant a second headquarters, and its ideal spot sounds a lot like the Bay Area: a metropolitan region with plenty of public transit, an international airport, good universities and strong allure for technical talent.

Searches Target Pot Growing Oeprations In Nevada Cuonty | The Sacramento Bee
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Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Former Presidents Band Together In Call For Harvey, Irma Relief Aid - Politico
From left to right, five former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter united in singular plea for donations to ongoing recovery efforts and likely future efforts in the wake of Irma.