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THE Nooner for October 25, 2017


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  • CA48 (Huntington Beach): added writer Paul Martin (R) 

GAME TWO: Opening pitch at 5:09 p.m. PITCHERS: On the mound for the visiting Astros--Justin Verlander (15-8, 3.36 ERA). On the mound for the Dodgers--Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32 ERA). Odds: Dodgers -108. TV: FOX.

Good morning. It's actually a great morning because I woke up, looked through the window and realized that it was already sunny. I opened my laptop and realized it was already 9am. That just doesn't happen for me. Hallelujah! But, we might be a bit short...

No Sacramento Bee stories this morning. I have tried changing my stolen billing credit/debit card several times on different browsers and it won't even let me enter the number. There's a 1-800 number at the top of the screen, but I don't want to talk to humans yet today. I offer my apologies to my friends who write for the Bee. I love your work, but the paywall process (I'm a longtime subscriber) is just miserable.

Quick follow-up, while their position on single payer now hasn't changed, the California Nurses Association and National Union of Healthcare Workers are no longer affiliated.

The LAT's Maura Dolan reports that Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Canil-Sakauye's commission to review bail puts its wait behind eliminating the practice:

A group of 11 judges and one court executive appointed to study the issue last year by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the current system of requiring suspects to post bail to obtain their freedom prior to trial compromises public safety.

Release should depend on an individual’s likelihood to commit new crimes, not on his or her financial resources, the group’s report said. 

SIN AGUA, POR FAVOR: The Trump Administration opposes Jerry Brown's proposal to build tunnels to ferry water around the Bay Delta to farmers and Southern California, reports Ellen Knickmeyer for the AP. 

The project, which is part of the state-federal water project built under Jerry's father needs federal support to proceed. As a former Yolo and now Sacramento resident, I have it injected into me to oppose it. Setting that aside, the opposition of proceeding from the federal government that is building the ultimate porous wall on the border. Okay, that's the prototype samples, but even border strengthening advocates state that most contraband comes through the ports of entry, while the migrants (often returning to) work in the U.S. are the ones coming through the deserts proposed to be walled off. 

CA48 (Huntington Beach): The LAT's Christine Mai-Duc reports on the latest challenge to Dana Rohrabacher, this time from within: Paul "Martin grew up in Anaheim with an Italian immigrant mother and a Mexican American father, and says he's opposed to many of the policies coming out of the Trump administration."

PRESS CLUB: With election season rolling around and politics dominating the news, Press Club treasurer Steven Maviglio wanted to invite you to this special Sacramento Press Club lunch featuring newly-elected CA Democratic Chairman Eric Bauman and CA Republican Party Chairman Sen. Jim Brulte on 11/1. This one promises to be informative and entertaining.  It runs from 1130 a.m. to 1 p.m and is held just a few blocks from the Capitol. Proceeds benefit college scholarships for journalism students.

Anyway, I'll write you later as I continue reading and following the day. Enjoy your humpday, Noonerites.  



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Democratic Governor Hopefuls Take On Single-payer Care, Prop. 13 Changes - San Francisco Chronicle
The election is more than a year off, but the leading Democratic candidates for governor are already staking out differences on how to reform health care and are cautiously approaching an issue that has long been untouchable in California politics — Proposition 13.

Dem Candidates For Governor Disagree On Charter Schools
In a mostly amiable discussion that focused on policy, the four Democrats running to be the next governor of California debated charter schools and single-payer healthcare but agreed on most of the issues during a debate in San Francisco on Tuesday.

California Democrats Vie For Anti-trump Mantle In Gubernatorial Debate - Politico
Both forums underscored how the gubernatorial race is increasingly being played out amid a growing Democratic divide in the grassroots. As with the U.S. Senate race, where centrist Democratic incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been challenged by a progressive state Sen. Kevin de Leon, candidates for virtually every statewide office reflect the tug-of-war between the progressive Berniecrat wing and more centrist party members.

Senate Votes To Kill New Rule Allowing Class-action Lawsuits Against Banks After Pence Casts Deciding Vote
Jim Puzzanghera @
The Senate voted Tuesday night to kill a controversial pending rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being forced into private arbitration or small claims court. Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie and cast the deciding vote.

UC Davis Administrator Commits Suicide After Booze-fueled Staff Retreat In Monterey | The Sacramento Bee
Sam Stanton And Diana Lambert @
By Sam Stanton And Diana Lambert

Democrats Running For Governor Face Off In San Francisco Over Healthcare, Charter Schools
Phil Willon, Seema Mehta @
The Democrats running for California governor come to San Francisco for their first real political debate, though fireworks are not expected.

Ca Republicans Urged To Embrace Trump Headed Into 2018 | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Trump surveys Senate Republicans on Fed pick

President Trump conducted an informal poll of Senate Republicans to solicit their views on the finalists he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve. The show-of-hands survey, which Trump asked for during a closed-door lunch meeting Tuesday at the Capitol, pitted Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell against Stanford University economist John Taylor, participants said. The president also asked [&hellip;]

Panel: What Government Is Looking For? More Taxes.
ron de Arakal @

GOP leaders scramble for tax deduction fix before budget vote
A handful of Republicans are threatening to vote against the budget unless GOP leaders retreat from plans to eliminate a key federal deduction.

California Senators Call For Wildfire Funding Fix | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Clinton Camp Helped Fund Trump Dossier Research, Source Says
Associated Press @
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night.

Sacramento City Council Debates Controversial Homeless Shelter Plan | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @
News, insight and discussion on Sacramento and its neighborhoods

Trump Blames Her Death On An Immigrant. But Why Did Her Killer Have A Gun In The First Place?
Robin Abcarian @
More than two years after Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old white woman was slain on San Francisco's waterfront. A Mexican national who fired the gun that killed her goes on trial for murder. The case became an anti-immigrant cause celebre, pushed relentlessly by Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign

Congresswoman Wants Metoo Movement In Washington | The Sacramento Bee
Emily Cadei @
By Emily Cadei

Actress Heather Lind Accuses President George H.w. Bush Of Groping Her
Associated Press @
An AMC actress claims that former President George H.W. Bush groped her from his wheelchair during a screening.

Assange: Trump-tied Firm Sought Wikileaks Help Before Election - Politico
One of the Trump campaign's top data firms sought to connect with Julian Assange before the 2016 election, the Wikileaks founder said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Jeff Flake, a Fierce Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-Election for Senate

Senator Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who was considered one of the most vulnerable senators in his party, will not run for re-election in 2018.

Bay Area Heavyweights Form Coalition For Fire Relief, Benefit Concert With Metallica - Sfgate
A coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders have joined forces to organize a major fundraising campaign supporting recovery efforts for the recent firestorm that swept through Northern California, kick-started by a concert featuring Metallica, G-Eazy and Dave Matthews at AT&T Park scheduled for Nov. 9. The group, which calls itself Band Together Bay Area, has collected $6.5 million, and hopes to raise much more for short, intermediate and long-term relief for low-income families, immigrants and other North Bay fire victims. Tipping Point founder Daniel Lurie says the genesis of the coalition began when he was called to an Oct.

California Weighs Options For Addressing Equifax Breach -
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