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THE Nooner for October 1, 2017
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Happy Sunday! The Supreme Court of the United States begins its October 2017 term's oral arguments tomorrow. There is an interesting redistricting case coming out of Wisconsin on Tuesday.
AD51 (East LA): Of course, the special election on Tuesday is for now-congressman Jimmy Gomez's seat. My editor hamsters were clearly off this weekend.
GASSY CLARIFICATION: Yesterday, I linked to a story by the Register's Martin Wisckol about a letter sent to Los Angeles and Orange County GOP congresssional members by a coalition of business, labor, and government organizations informing the members that the coalition intends to conduct a "powerful effort" to counter those who support the repeal the gas tax. That doesn't imply an endorsement in next year's campaign.
UH-OH: I've written about this before, but John Myers's column this morning on the ACLU lawsuit challenging the signature matching requirement between absentee ballots and voter registration cards. As we rarely sign anymore, consistency is disappearing. And, as we seem to be moving to mostly universaal vote-by-mail, the problem will only increase.
FLATLINE? For CALmatters, Dan Walters writes that there were virtually no gains in school testing scores in math and English in tests administered this spring, despite significant increases in school spending.
TACO TIME: Okay, it's time to go get my street tacos. Argh, Giants hosting Padres for the final game of the year for both teams at 12:05, Niners @ Arizona at 1:05, and Raiders @ Broncos at 1:25. Choices, and it's glorious outside.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Shaun Flanigan and Doug Otto!
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Assembly Hopefuls Asking For Los Angeles Votes On Tuesday
Chris Megerian @ latimes.com
Tuesday's special election to fill the Assembly seat vacated by newly minted Rep. Jimmy Gomez features a mosh pit of contenders, mostly Democrats.
Governor Hopeful John Chiang Looking To Close Visibility Gap With Northern California Tour - San Francisco Chronicle
John Chiang was wandering around Sonoma’s crowded town plaza on a recent evening, surrounded by photographers and video cameras as he did a politician’s stroll among the people out for a visit to the farmers’ market.
Political Road Map: A Sloppy Signature Might Keep Your 2018 Ballot From Being Counted
John Myers @ latimes.com
More absentee ballots than ever could be cast in California next year. And few may realize how their signature is the key to determining whether that ballot counts.
Marines: Camp Pendleton Water Safe, Clean - The San Diego Union-tribune
Carl Prine @ sandiegouniontribune.com
The American military is going to fight the most powerful storm ever
Omb’s Mulvaney: Trump Has 2 ‘red Lines’ In Tax Bill - Politico
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday that the White House was pushing for a coporate tax rate of 15 percent, but after push back from senior Republicans on Capitol Hill is now hoping for a 20 percent rate. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Police, Clinicians Look To Shift Mental-health Response Burden
Locally and nationally, police and clinicians are looking to shift the burden of mental-health crises away from officers.
Schumer Points To Kansas To Criticize Trump’s Tax Plan - Politico
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer insitited that Republicans need to work with Democrats to pass tax reform. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
The Anthem Passes, And Warriors Move Ahead - San Francisco Chronicle
The Warriors made it clear Saturday night that their most incisive political statements can be found where it really counts: beyond the court.
After Crackdown On Tent City, Homeless Recount Hepatitis Horror Stories - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Emerson Smith @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Those still lingering bitterly recounted a swift crackdown by police along 16th and 17th streets a day earlier that resulted in a number...
Coastal Commission Will Consider Relaxing L.A.'s 30-year-old Beach Curfew
Gale Holland @ latimes.com
Los Angeles may be heading toward loosening its 30-year-old beach curfew that closes 11 miles of shoreline within city limits from midnight to 5 a.m.
Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Killing Of Kate Steinle - San Francisco Chronicle
Click through to see violent crimes reported by Bay Area cities in 2016, starting with the cities that reported the highest incidents of violent crime. Statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2016.
San Diego's Sharp Spike In Police Dog Usage Raising Questions About Policies - The San Diego Union-tribune
David Garrick @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Trump Visiting Presidents Cup Golf Tourney - Politico
President Donald Trump, pictured on Aug. 30, will be the fourth current or former president to visit the 2017 Presidents Cup when he arrives today. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Government Jobs Bud As Legal Pot Looms In Calif. - Sfgate
Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn't green and leafy - it's government jobs.
Trump Mocks Tillerson's Efforts - Politico
POLITICO STAFF @ politico.com
President Donald Trump said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "waisting his time" working with the North Koreans. Tillerson said yesterday that the U.S. has a established direct communication's with Pyongyang. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo
Among La’s Homeless A Photographer Finds Words Can Leave A Lasting Impression – Daily News
He gave each homeless person he met a white board and a marker and asked a question:
This Couple Put Art Before Income. But Creativity Doesn't Pay The Rent In Today's L.A.
Steve Lopez @ latimes.com
In L.A., international arts capital, an accomplished musician and actress search for a home after notice of rent increase
Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19k Ransom | Kpbs
Leo Castaneda @ kpbs.org
Malware infected computers at a local school district this month, deleting emails and forcing the district to temporarily shut down part of its systems.