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Well, that was a helluva series. Congratulations, Astros. The Dodgers will be competive again next year and, as long as they stay healthy, the Giants should be back in the mix. After all, it'll be an even-numbered year. 

 

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AD39 (East San Fernando Valley): Seriously, "about of a half-dozen people" earns an LA Times story? They were calling for Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra to resign after revelations that the Assembly paid a former staffer for alleged sexual harassment while Bocanegra was chief of staff for Felipe Fuentes. The reporter and photographer almost filled an egg carton at the event. 

Meanwhile, the Associate Press obtained documentation of $580,000 in payments by the Legislature "in the last five years to settle harassment, racism and other claims." Kathleen Ronayne reports "[b]ecause the Legislature bars many of its records from disclosure, the settlement documents given to AP may not represent the full universe of payouts. The documents reveal five Senate settlements since 2012 totaling about $372,000 and two in the Assembly totaling $210,000."

 

 

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GASSY: As the price at the pump went up yesterday, Dan Walters looks at the complicated nature of the issue of transportation funding.

JR. SENATOR: Kamala Harris has become the anti-Jeff Sessions on immigration, reports Jeff Stein for Vox. "Most Senate Democrats, like many Senate Republicans, have promised to push for a deal to protect the DREAMers. But beyond Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), few Democrats in Congress have publicly adopted the line of the immigration activists themselves — that the government should be shut down this December without a legislative guarantee that the DREAMers get to stay.

 

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HOT IN HERRE: The Bee's Christopher Cadelago reports on Jerry Brown's efforts to raise the alarm about global warming.

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Steve Epler (yesterday), Glen Schaller, Paco Torres, and Nadir Vissanjy!

 

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Poll Finds High Housing Cost Is Barrier To College Education In California - San Francisco Chronicle
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The problem with California’s public colleges and universities is not in the quality of their academic offerings — it’s that the schools don’t do enough to help students find affordable places to live, according to a new statewide survey about higher education.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Say 150 Million Americans Saw Russian Propaganda - San Francisco Chronicle
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Tech companies have insisted that the advertisements purchased with Russian money, meant to further divide American communities and voters, amounted to flotsam in a sea of billions of social media posts.

Winemakers Increasingly Acknowledge Impacts Of Climate Change, But The Topic Is Sensitive | The Sacramento Bee
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San Fernando Valley Activists Call On Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra To Resign
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A group led by San Fernando Valley activists wants California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra to step down following revelations he was disciplined in a 2009 groping incident.

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Ralph Northam: 'Standing' | Campaign 2017

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam released a campaign video criticizing his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie for supporting President Trump.

The LAPD Arrested 462 People In Anti-trump Protests. Only Three Were Criminally Charged, Times Analysis Finds
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Nearly a year after thousands of angry demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to protest the election of President Trump, criminal charges have been upheld against less than 1 percent of those arrested by the LAPD, drawing criticism that many of the arrests were unnecessary.

FBI Charges Nyc Terrorism Suspect, Seeks Out Second Suspect | The Sacramento Bee
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Los Angeles Times, Other News Outlets File Lawsuits To Obtain Las Vegas Shooting Records
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Attorneys representing a consortium of news outlets including the Los Angeles Times filed two lawsuits in Nevada asking officials to turn over law enforcement records related to the massacre in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead

Brother Of San Diego Attorney Killed In Las Vegas Shooting Asks Pension Board To Divest From Gun Retailers - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Trump Nominates U.S. Attorney For The Eastern District Of California
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Trump Campaign Aide Clovis Withdraws From Consideration For Usda Job - Politico

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Clovis has withdrawn from consideration to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, according to a letter Clovis sent on Wednesday to President Donald Trump.

Acquaintances Say Bike Path Suspect Was Argumentative, Angry - San Francisco Chronicle
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As Sayfullo Saipov lay in a hospital bed Wednesday, police tried to piece together the life of the 29-year-old immigrant accused of driving a truck onto a New York bike path and killing eight people. A fuller portrait began to emerge of the suspect who was described by the president as an animal and by the mayor as a coward.

Oroville Dam Ready For Rainy Season, Dwr Says | The Sacramento Bee
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