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THE Nooner for October 27, 2017


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GAME THREE: Opening pitch at 5:20 p.m. PITCHERS: On the mound for the visiting Dodgers--Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86 ERA). On the mound for the Astros--Lance McCullers Jr. (7-4, 4.25 ERA). ODDS: Houston -128. TV: FOX.

Happy Friday my friends! It looks like it'll beautiful day here in Sacramento and it's cooled off a bit down south, so everybody should be groovin'.

I woke up this morning thinking about where to buy gardening gloves today before joining the community to plant 28 cherry trees across the street in Southside Park tomorrow.

Meanwhile, our President was tweeting this morning against bilionaire investor Californian Tom Steyer. Admittedly, both are being a-holes, although one ran to do so.


#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Darius Anderson, Steve Castellanos, and Lesli Stein!



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California Secretary Of State Alex Padilla Backs Gavin Newsom For Governor Over Former Colleague Antonio Villaraigosa
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CpUC Postpones Sdg&e Fire Settlement Vote For Third Time | Kpbs
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The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday postponed for a third time a decision on whether San Diego Gas & Electric can charge ratepayers for costs related to the 2007 wildfires.

Spin Doctors Or Health Experts? Pr Firms Volunteer Time On San Diego's Hepatitis Crisis. - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Government Releases Part Of Remaining Jfk Assassination Files | The Sacramento Bee
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By Caitlin Ostroff And Glenn Garvin

Car Drives Into Immigration Protesters Outside Rep. Ed Royce's Office
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Huge Fundraising Push: Ucsf Aims To Raise $5 Billion - San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF has announced an ambitious plan to raise $5 billion in the next decade, the third major fundraising campaign in the institution’s 153-year history.

Trump Tax Overhaul Could Hit California Hard | Mcclatchy Washington Bureau
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By Emily Cadei

Saudi Arabia To Invest $1 Billion In Virgin Galactic
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The main investment arm of Saudi Arabia plans to invest $1 billion into commercial space firms Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit and the Spaceship Co.

With House Budget Vote, Calif. Republicans Put Calif. Tax Break In Crosshairs -
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Mexican Billionaire Drops Potential Bombshell Against Former Da Dumanis One Day Before His Sentencing | Kpbs
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Jose Susumo Azano Matsura's sentencing memo

Rep. Maxine Waters Asks Twitter For Information About Russian Accounts Used To Attack Her
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Anti-trump Pundit Runs For Illinois Attorney General - Politico

The Democrats running for attorney general include: Aaron Goldstein, defense attorney for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich; state Rep. Scott Drury; former police oversight agency leader Sharon Fairley, state Sen. Kwame Raoul, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, and Park District Board president Jesse Ruiz.

Third Democrat Challenges Issa, Second Republican Running Against Rohrabacher – Orange County Register
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Congressional Committees Probe Puerto Rico Contract Award | The Sacramento Bee
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Marijuana Use Linked To More Frequent Sex, Says Stanford Study

Will Trump lose GOP majorities in 2018 if he keeps fighting with Republican lawmakers?

Public criticism of the president from GOP senators seems unprecedented. But is it? Reporter Sean Sullivan weighs in on implications for the 2018 election. Plus, historian Laurence Jurdem on what FDR's past actions mean for Trump today.

Lead contamination found in water at 7 Oakland schools
Children at an Oakland elementary school have been exposed to water with lead levels four times higher than allowed under federal guidelines, test results obtained Thursday by The Chronicle show. The temporary site of Glenview Elementary School near the Emeryville border was one of seven sites in the Oakland Unified School District where contamination levels of the toxic metal in water exceeded federal health standards. The district began testing school taps in August in advance of new state requirements, but the results have not been well-publicized.

Bills Aim To Help L.A. Port Truck Drivers Who Claim They Are Exploited As Contractors
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Two Congressional Democrats submitted bills Thursday that aim to improve working conditions for port truck drivers, who for years have accused trucking firms of wage theft.