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GAME SEVEN: Opening pitch at 5:20 p.m. PITCHERS: On the mound for the visiting Astros--Lance McCullers, Jr. (7-4, 4.25 ERA). On the mound for the hosting Dodgers--Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86 ERA) ODDS: Los Angeles -155. TV: FOX.



Happy humpday! Hopefully you got lots of sleep for Game Seven tonight. It'll be a perfect chilly fall night for chili dogs, folowed by hot chocolate.

It's another day with a Capitol staff story. Today, the Bee's Alexei Koseff reports on the (cash and shut up) settlement between the state Senate and Douglas Miller, a former district office staffer for Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto). 

Today, constiutents of Raul Bocanegra called for him to resign, following the disclosure that a former staff member reported. 



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Colin Kaepernick Argument Led To $89,500 Ca Senate Settlement | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Business Tax Incentive Program Should End, Legislative Analyst Says
Liam Dillon @
California no longer should give specific tax incentives to businesses and instead should provide broad-based tax relief, the state's n...

Tom Steyer Brings Impeachment Campaign To Anti-issa Protest In Vista | Kpbs
Alison St John @
At the moment, Issa is in Washington D.C., but his local office has become a focal point for Democratic protestors, who show up week after week. A handful of Republican demonstrators in support of Issa set up camp across the street, with placards opposing California's new gas tax.

Gov. Jerry Brown Plans Climate Trip To Vatican, Belgium, Norway And Germany
Chris Megerian @
Gov. Jerry Brown has mapped out a busy European travel schedule that includes attending the next United Nations conference on climate c...

No, President Trump's tax cut isn't the 'largest ever'

The president has a habit of exaggerating; this time his exaggeration is the size of his proposed tax cut.

Giant Pier 70 waterfront development gets final OK from SF supervisors
The sprawling redevelopment project at San Francisco’s Pier 70 — which would turn 35 acres of dilapidated shipyard into housing, commercial space, waterfront parks and artist studios — got final approval from the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to move the project forward one week after the developer, Forest City, altered the plan to appease an opponent from the Potrero Boosters neighborhood group. Potrero Boosters President J.R. Eppler withdrew his appeal of the project’s environmental impact certification after Forest City agreed to reduce the amount of commercial space from 2.3 to 1.75 million square feet.

Facebook, Twitter: Russian Actors Sought To Undermine Trump After Election - Politico

Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado are sworn in for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill on Oct. 31. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Trump’s Election Incited Racial Harassment By Shipping Companies At Port Of Oakland, Lawsuit Says – The Mercury News
Port of Oakland, Race & Race Relations, Regional

Facebook general counsel: Political ads from â

Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Oct. 31 that political ads from “foreign actors” reached “millions of Americans” during the presidential campaign.

Effectiveness Of California Crime Laws Fuels Debate - San Francisco Chronicle
A report released Monday by Californians for Safety and Justice,...

Obama Goes To Bat For Health Law On First Day Of Sign-ups - Politico

Former President Barack Obama has made few public statements about the Affordable Care Act since leaving office, even as Republicans have repeatedly tried to undo his signature domestic achievement. | Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Consumer Protection Chief Appeals Directly To Trump In Bid To Save Class-action Lawsuit Rule
James Rufus Koren @
In a rare direct appeal to President Trump, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wrote a letter asking the president to veto legislation that would kill a new rule that makes it easier for customers to bring class-action suits against banks.

The New Health Care: Why Advertising Is a Poor Choice to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

The president is promoting the idea, but there’s a risk of making the problem worse if we don’t learn from past antidrug campaigns.

Losses From Northern California Wildfires Top $3 Billion; 14,000 Homes Destroyed Or Damaged
Richard Winton, Shelby Grad @
California's insurance commissioner said the wildfires that ravaged wine country this month caused at least $3 billion in insured losses and warned the figure will likely grow as more claims are reported by insurers.

Trillion-dollar Nuclear Arms Plan Ignites Budget Brawl - Politico

The projections immediately set off a fierce debate over whether such a plan is even practical, and presented Congress with a new quandary as lawmakers try to find the money to support President Donald Trump's other military priorities, like building a bigger Navy.

Sacramento Audit Finds Pot Dispensaries Under-report Taxable Revenue, Other Violations | The Sacramento Bee
Brad Branan @
By Brad Branan

Editorial: Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks

Vote “no” on New York Ballot Proposal 1. A convention would not accomplish anything that New York lawmakers couldn’t already do on their own.