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2.0: Jerry Brown: the Philosopher King [Time]

Tomorrow begins the last week of this year's legislative session. Lobbyist Chris Micheli runs the numbers of what's left for action this week:



  • Assembly 2nd Reading – 0
  • Senate 2nd Reading – 0
  • Unfinished Business – 88
  • Assembly 3rd Reading – 8
  • Senate 3rd Reading – 141
  • Consent – 5
  • Total measures pending on the Floor: 242
  • Plus 23 SBs in Assembly policy committees and 3 ABs in Assembly policy committees
  • Total number of measures pending in the Assembly: 268



  • Floor:
  • Senate 2nd Reading – 4
  • Assembly 2nd Reading – 140
  • Unfinished Business – 30
  • Senate 3rd Reading – 6
  • Assembly 3rd Reading – 163
  • Consent – 0
  • Total measures pending on the Floor: 343
  • Plus 11 ABs in Senate policy committees and 1 SB in Senate policy committee
  • Total number of measures pending in the Senate: 355

Total measures pending on both Floors:  585
Total measures pending between both houses:  623

HOUSING: One of the major issues for this week is housing affordability and supply. In the Times, Steve Lopez looks at the complexity of the issue

CLOSING TIME? In the Times, Sarah D. Wire looks at the Californians most likely to retire from Congress in 2018. Her list is:

  • Dianne Feinstein (US Senate)
  • Duncan Hunter (R-CA42)
  • Grace Napolitano (D-CA32)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA48)

OPEN AND PUBLIC? For CALmatters, Dan Walters writes about the lack of transparency in California's state and local governments. As we enter the final week of the legislative year, a big test will be the new rule to require bill text to be available 72 hours before a final vote. Assuming that the Legislature meets on Friday, the last day of this year's session, that means that bill text would have to be posted by midnight Tuesday to allow votes on Friday.



LOCAL GOV'T: Bay Area News Group's Dan Borenstein has, in his opinion, the "worst" bill. It's AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer), which limits the abilities of counties to contract out. "It also ignores that most counties cannot afford to hire more employees with their costly pension and other benefits. The counties are already billions of dollars in debt for the shortfalls in their retirement programs."

2020: The WaPo's Aaron Blake ranks the top 15 possible candidates for President in 2020. Californians include:

  • #5: Governor Jerry Brown
  • #7: Senator Kamala Harris
  • #11: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Disney CEO Bob Iger
  • #14: Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti
  • #15: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

For Politico, David Siders and Gabriel Debenedetti look at the impact on the presidential race if the Legislature adopts SB 568 (Lara), which would move the primary election to March.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Jennifer Fearing, Josh Gross, Rosielyn Pulmano, Tom Sheehy, and Alex Van Buskirk!





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How California Could Jolt The 2020 Presidential Race - Politico
California for years has sought to exert greater influence in presidential elections. Despite its size, the state has been a relative afterthought in national campaigns, marginalized not only because of its late primary, but because of the high cost of campaigning here.

San Diego Council Votes Monday On Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing
David Garrick @
San Diego may join a small group of California cities willing to allow a local marijuana supply chain to sell the drug to both medical and recreational customers.

Marijuana Dispensary Delivery Employee Robbed Near Sdsu - The San Diego Union-tribune
David Hernandez @
University officials in San Marcos have issued a warning after a student reported that she was sexually assaulted in a dorm on campus.

Sex Offender Registry Bill Revived After Stalling In Committee - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — With five days remaining in the legislative session, a San Francisco lawmaker revived a bill that would end lifetime registration for most sex offenders after the original bill stalled in a committee.

How California's Trust Act Shaped The Debate On The New 'sanctuary State' Proposal
Jazmine Ulloa @
We break down the Trust Act and compare it to the "sanctuary state" bill to show how debate over immigration laws has changed in California.

Berkeley Protests Expensive For East Bay Police Departments - San Francisco Chronicle
Politically charged rallies and protests in Berkeley this year have cost East Bay police departments more than $1.5 million to keep the peace, according to law enforcement data reviewed by The Chronicle.

How Airbnb Is Generating Hefty Tax Revenues For La – Daily News
This sharing economy seems to be panning out.

Plan To Cancel Daca Program Puts Mexico On Alert - The San Diego Union-tribune
Sandra Dibble @

Retirement Watch: The Four California Members Of Congress Most Likely To Bow Out By 2018
Sarah D. Wire @
In the coming months, some members will make a decision on whether to retire.

Norwegian Party’s Pledge: Vote For Us, We’ll Raise Your Taxes – Politico
Seeking international attention, independence supporters have become experts in picture-perfect marches.

Berkeley Braces For Right-wing Talk Show Host Ben Shapiro's Visit
Anna M. Phillips @
UC Berkeley is tightening campus security in advance of conservative commentator David Shapiro's visit next week.

Bay Area Officials, Tech Execs Rappel Off Adobe Building
Participants included state Assemblyman Ash Kalra, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez and Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff.

How California could jolt the 2020 presidential race
The nation's largest state is poised to upend the primary election schedule.

The House I Bought For $130,000 In 1983 Is Now Worth A Fortune, And That's A Big Problem For California
Steve Lopez @
California's two cries: "More housing" and "But not here"

As Irma churned toward their state, two Florida Republicans voted against hurricane relief bill

One lawmaker called the bill “generational theft” because it's packaged with a debt-ceiling increase and short-term government funding.

Florida Governor: 'we’ll Spare No Expense To Save Every Life' - Politico
Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by on Sept. 10 in Miami. | Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

Telegraph Hill Parrot Flock Squawks On, Now 300 Strong - San Francisco Chronicle
In eclectic, nutty San Francisco, memorable characters are everywhere. Years after they reach their zenith of local fame, we may wonder, “Hey, whatever happened to ... ?”

Angela Merkel: Europe Needs Coherent Foreign Policy – Politico
German chancellor calls for a common EU stance on China and Russia as well as more solidarity on migration.

GOP senator expected to meet Trump to discuss race issues

Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, has been sharply critical of Trump and his rhetoric on issues of race.

Inspired By Seattle And Turned Off By Trump, The People's Party Looks For A National Stage
Rick Anderson @
The People's Party, which took root in Seattle, hopes to spread nationwide.

Trump: 'we’re As Prepared As You Can Be' For Irma - Politico
President Donald Trump was joined by a number of members of his cabinet at Camp David, the Maryland presidential retreat. | Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images