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THE Nooner for September 17, 2017


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In California's Capitol, The Real Battles Are Often Between The Assembly And The Senate
Chris Megerian, Melanie Mason @
The oldest battle line in the Capitol is not between the parties, but between the Senate and Assembly. The relationship continued to fray this year.

Legislature Wraps Up Busy, Productive Session In Early Morning Hours - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León sat in a black leather tufted chair in his ornate Capitol office, exhausted but determined to set the story line for the legislative session that closed just before 2:30 Saturday morning.

California's Democratic Lawmakers Have A Plan For Thwarting President Trump In The 2020 Presidential Primary
John Myers @
Essential Politics

Legislature Resists Trump On Immigration, Falls Short Elsewhere
A raft of prominent environmental bills aimed at defending against the Trump administration passed the Senate but flickered out before reaching the floor of the more moderate, business-friendly Assembly.

California 'sanctuary' Bill Gets Support From Law Enforcement, Rebuke From Trump Administration
Gale Holland @
Los Angeles law enforcement officials express support for 'sanctuary state' bill, which Trump administration says puts California at risk

Ca Democrats Kill Bill Requiring All-renewable Energy | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Legislature Passes Bills To Reform Pace Energy-efficiency Loan Program
Andrew Khouri @
California lawmakers passed two bills that would boost protections for consumers who take out so-called PACE loans that pay for energy efficient home improvements.

Taxi Deregulation In San Diego Has Fallen Flat Thanks To Uber, Lyft - The San Diego Union-tribune
David Garrick @

Does Bernie Sanders' Single-payer Plan Have A Shot?
Doyle McManus @
Probably not, but similar ideas could become law eventually.

Elections Are Like Football Matches, Merkel Tells World Cup Star – Politico
German chancellor tells Philipp Lahm about her pre-election nerves.

Trump to campaign with Luther Strange in U.S. Senate race in Alabama

The president also endorsed Republican Bill Schuette in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

Trump Backs Michigan Ag In Governor's Race - Politico
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette initially backed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during the 2016 GOP presidential primary process, but ultimately endorsed now-President Donald Trump. | Jacob Hamilton/The Bay City Times/AP Photo

Duncan Hunter’s In A Safe District. So Why Are Democrats Targeting Him? – Press Enterprise
Normally, a Republican congressman in a ruby red district has little to worry about come re-election time.

California tears into Trump
The finale of the state's legislative session was a primal scream aimed at the president.

Leaving The Bay Area? These Folks Did It -- With Mixed Results
Then they lost that house after the 2008 recession, lost their jobs. In the ensuing years, they worked hard to put things back together, rebuilding their careers, renting a house. Yet all the while, they sensed the encroaching costs of change: the tech boom, the swelling prices, the thickening traffic, the culture shift. They started to feel like outsiders in their own home town.

Rohrabacher Repeats Bogus Claim Democrats Orchestrated Charlottesville Violence | Politifact California
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California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Orange County, repeated a debunked conspiracy theory this week that top Democrats "setup" and "manipulated" the political violence at last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Restaurants, Diners Taking Precautions After Latest Hepatitis A Scare - The San Diego Union-tribune
Rob Nikolewski @
E-commerce giant takes down space in Campus Pointe, with enough square footage to support more than 500 jobs.

Bill Clinton Shows Off Charm, Humor At Sf Baptist Church Gathering - San Francisco Chronicle
Former President Bill Clinton was in town the other night for the Third Baptist Church celebration, and he looked fitter than he has in years.