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THE Nooner for December 17, 2017

 

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Happy Sunday. I'm keeping it short this morning as I went to get my dharma on and pick up farmers' market items this morning. This morning's dharma message isn't posted yet, but it was great. Half the message was given by a Kermit-style green frog. 

The recall situatuation was miserable for all of us. Neither Democrats nor Republicans claim neither Gray Davis nor Arnold Schwarzenegger as their standard-bearer. 

I am deeply California and most of my Republican readers here think I'm a bleeding heart liberal, but I am really middle-California. I was cussed out on the phone by now Nooner subscriber Garry South during the 1998 election, when I was president of California College Democrats and also an appointee of Governor Pete Wilson to the Student Aid Commission. It was over a plea by me to college Dems for the three major Democrats play nicely in the political sandbox (Davis, Jane Harman, and Al Checchi).

Schwarzenegger was great for community colleges and that legacy has continued. We needed Jerry Brown to provide long-term fixes to the state's finances.

It isn't about political parties. It's about holidays and a period of coming together. It is too bad that Washington is so far apart. In particular, thank you Gray for continuing to be a strong voice for California and magnanimous after 2003.

 

 

Governors

 

 

SHHH...THIS IS MONEY TIME: In the Times, John Myers looks at the machinations in the Department of Finance as the governor's January 10 budget proposal is put together. 

THE GREEN GREEN: The LAT's Patrick McGreevy looks as what the state is doing to find a banking mechanism for California's much larger marijuana economy that takes effect January 1.

STETHOSCOPE: Dan Walters dons his stethoscope to provide us a pathway to universal health care in California.

 

 

 

Probolsky Research

 

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Angela Babcock, Uduak-Joe Ntuk, and Kristi Thielen!

 

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California's State Budget Negotiations In 2018 Might Be Less About What To Spend Than When To Spend It
John Myers @
latimes.com
Estimates show as much as $7.5 billion in unexpected tax revenues in the coming state budget year, and the 2018 debate could focus not on where to spend it, but when to spend it. In California budget-writing these days, timing is everything.

Sacramento Charities Worry That GOP Tax Plan Will Dampen Giving | The Sacramento Bee
Ed Fletcher And Ellen Garrison @
sacbee.com
By Ed Fletcher And Ellen Garrison

Kihuen Will Not Seek Reelection - Politico

Kihuen came under fire after a former campaign staffer and a Nevada lobbyist both accused Kihuen of sexual harassment while he was a Democratic candidate and during his tenure as a state legislator.

17,000 Bay Area Workers Commute From Sacramento Region | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
By Phillip Reese

Park La Brea Apartments Loses $3.5-million Bedbug Lawsuit, Lawyer Says
Hugo Martin @
latimes.com
A lawyer says he has won a $3.5-million lawsuit against Park La Brea apartments over an infestation of bedbugs.

State Regulators Adopt Stronger Fire Safety Rules For Utilities - The San Diego Union-tribune
Rob Nikolewski @
sandiegouniontribune.com
ALSO

Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal Communities - Capradio.org
Avie Schneider @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Sanders: Corporate Taxes Would Roll Back Up If Democrats Retake The Senate - Politico

Jeff Chiu/AP

Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Craig Cheslog Immerged After A Democratic Party Meeting On Sexual Misconduct
eastbaytimes.com
The California Democratic Party’s East Bay director has resigned under pressure following allegations that he acted in a sexually aggressive manner toward a 23-year-old woman at a party function in San Mateo County last month and raped another female party member last year.

Nbc Paid Employee Who Accused Matthews Of Inappropriate Comments - Politico

A former NBC employee who worked on Chris Matthews' show and complained about the cable news star making inappropriate jokes and comments received a separation-related payment when leaving the network, an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO.

Her Six-hour Commute Each Day Seems Crazy, But Her Affordable Rent Is Not
Steve Lopez @
latimes.com
Carolyn Cherry starts her commute from Hemet to downtown Los Angeles two hours shy of sunrise. Ungodly commutes, as we know, are not new to Southern California.

With Lee Gone, San Franciscans Look For Leadership On Homelessness - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
San Franciscans are clamoring for leadership to address the wretched conditions of our streets — the sprawling tent encampments, the discarded dirty needles, the rampant mental illness and the filth.

Montecito Besieged By Monster Fire: 'nobody Can Fight The Wind'
Joseph Serna @
latimes.com
Montecito besieged by monster fire: 'Nobody can fight the wind'

Luminaries, Performers To Send Off Mayor Lee At Celebration Of Life Sunday - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be remembered Sunday in the Beaux Arts building where he spent decades of his life — initially as a quiet nuts-and-bolts bureaucrat and later as the first Asian American to hold the city’s top job.

Westside Families Sue Over Construction Next To School
Howard Blume @
latimes.com
Several Westside families and school employees are suing to prevent construction that they say will harm students at Palms Elementary School.

Paranoia grips Capitol Hill as harassment scandal spreads

Lawmakers and aides are consumed by one question: Who's next?