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THE Nooner for November 14, 2017

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

CalPERS Urges Law To Notify At-risk Pensioners | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Silicon Valley Fumes Over Senate GOP Stock Options Tax Plan
Silicon Valley fumes over Senate GOP proposal to tax vested stock options

Ca House Republicans Under Attack On Tax Plan | The Sacramento Bee
Emily Cadei @
By Emily Cadei

Poll: 40 Percent Of Voters Believe Trump Is Fit To Be President, A New Low - Politico

Only four in 10 registered voters believe President Donald Trump is fit for office, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Some In State GOP Delegation To Congress Take Soft Stand On Tax Bill - San Francisco Chronicle
House leadership in Washington can’t count on the California delegation’s full support of the Republican tax bill now before Congress, as a half dozen California GOP members are either opposed to it, undecided or fearful to even express an opinion because they’re facing tough re-election fights.

Jerry Brown Enjoys Himself In Germany | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

San Diego Leaders Rejected Calls For Higher Volume Of Restrooms Downtown, But Built One For $2 Million - The San Diego Union-tribune
Morgan Cook @
A special joint government authority was formed to oversee the waterfront project in 2007. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, then a city councilman who represented downtown, chaired the authority.

More Political Groups Pressure California Republicans On Tax Bill
With a floor vote expected soon on the proposed GOP tax overhaul, California's House Republicans are the target of several ad campaigns...

Capitol Corridor Trains Add Station Stop In Fairfield Near Vacaville | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
By Tony Bizjak

Conservative Activist Up For Global Women's Issues Ambassadorship Withdraws From Consideration - Politico

A prominent conservative activist is pulling out of contention for an ambassadorship after liberal groups aired protests against her and her criticism of Senate Republicans key to the confirmation process drew notice on Capitol Hill.

Sacramento Sideshows Shut Down Highway 50, Lead To Dozens Of Citations | The Sacramento Bee
Benjy Egel @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

California Clears The Way For Testing Of Fully Driverless Cars. Local, Federal Interests Have Concerns.
Liam Dillon @
Essential Politics

Senate committee looks at presidentâ

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 14 held a hearing to examine the president’s authority to order a nuclear strike amid rising tensions with North Korea.

Two O.C. Congressmen Among Most Vulnerable In Country, Says Prominent News Site – Orange County Register
The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column.

Homeless UC Berkeley Student Lives In Refurbished School Bus - Sfgate
Khan transferred into UC Berkeley last year, only to find that he had to spend at least $13,984 for an on-campus dorm in a triple - about $1,500 per month.

Bay Area Nonprofit Sues Trump Administration Over Refugee Ban
A Bay Area refugee group is suing the Trump administration as part of a national lawsuit challenging the White House's latest attempt to ban some refugees from entering the U.S.

Former Sleep Train Owner Gives $6 Million To Sacramento State | The Sacramento Bee
Diana Lambert @
By Diana Lambert

America's Wall | Kpbs
Jean Guerrero, Leo Castaneda @
As it stands today, the wall is imperfect. It is a hodgepodge of steel gates, concrete pillars, hip-high vehicle barricades and other materials. It is marred with cuts and patches; bypassed beneath by tunnels and overhead by drug-delivering catapults and drones; interrupted by long stretches of desert where thousands of people have died trying to enter the U.S. illegally on foot; and cradled on the east and the west by vast expanses of water where people swim, scuba dive and sail around the border.