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Ca Senate, Assembly Don't Work Together On Sexual Harassment | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Thanks To Trump's Tax Plan, Victims Of Disasters Large And Small Are About To Get Scrooged
George Skelton @ latimes.com
Skelton on the Republican tax bill and its elimination of casualty deductions, including for wildfire victims
Berkeley Law Student Questions Jeff Sessions About Police Brutality
Last week, a video surfaced of UC Berkeley School of Law student and U.S. Department of Justice, or DOJ, intern Sean Litteral asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how to address police brutality around the country.
Santa Ana Winds Help Clear The Smoke From The Thomas Fire, But Health Risks Remain
Ben Poston @ latimes.com
Health officials caution anyone in areas impacted with smoke and dust to avoid vigorous outdoor activities. People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors, officials said.
John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul
THOMAS KAPLAN @
President Trump, who indicated that Mr. McCain was returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized, said the senator would come back if his vote was needed.
The Latest: Family, Friends Remember San Francisco Mayor | The Sacramento Bee
S.F. Mayor Is Toughest Job In The City - San Francisco Chronicle
Mayor Ed Lee kept a remarkably low profile in comparison with his two predecessors, Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom. In many ways, that was Lee’s key to success: Budgets and labor contracts were negotiated and sealed without high drama, and the Board of Supervisors worked to find common ground with the mayor instead of looking for ways to undercut him at every turn.
Pew Study: Lawmakers’ Facebook News Feeds Reflect Political Polarization - Politico
A new Pew study highlights the extent to which political polarization in the U.S. has impacted the dissemination of news from government representatives to their constituents on social media over the past several years.
How Air Power Helped Defeat The Lilac Fire - The San Diego Union-tribune
Peter Rowe @ sandiegouniontribune.com
The Fury Of Monster Fire Leaves Residents No Choice But To Flee
Joseph Serna, Melissa Etehad @ latimes.com
Resident Darren Caesar stood off the shoulder of Highway 192 next to the Montecito Fire Station early Saturday and pointed to a long row of firetrucks and tankers parked nearby.
Urine Empire, Lax Oversight Expose Flaws In California Rehab Laws – Orange County Register
Part of our ongoing investigation into the Southern California rehab industry.
Sacramento County Students Are Among The Most Absent In California | The Sacramento Bee
Diana Lambert And Phillip Reese @ sacbee.com
By Diana Lambert And Phillip Reese
An L.A. Court Mistakenly Destroyed Evidence A Death Row Inmate Says Would Free Him. Now What?
Marisa Gerber @ latimes.com
A condemned inmate among the first-in-line for execution in California insists that DNA tests would prove he is innocent. But the evidence he wants tested was mistakenly destroyed by the Los Angeles County courts.
Only On Abc7news.com: UC Berkeley Law Student Has Testy Exchange With Attorney General Jeff Sessions | Abc7news.com
Eric Thomas @ abc7news.com
Business Leaders Propose 'mega-measure' To Fix Bay Area Traffic
BART, Caltrain, Caltrans, Commuting, High Speed Rail, Highway 101, Highway 237, Highway 37, Highway 4, Interstate 580, Interstate 680, Interstate 80, Interstate 880, Regional, Traffic, Transit, Transportation
Republicans Rebut Charges Of ‘corker Kickback’ In Tax Bill - Politico
Sen. Bob Corker has denied seeking specific tax provisions in the bill and said he had nothing to do with the real-estate measure. | Alex Wong/Getty Images
‘they Give Up So Much’: Firefighters’ Sacrifice Honored As Thomas Fire Victim Returns Home – Daily News
Waving American flags and holding their hands to their hearts, thousands of people came from throughout California on Sunday, Dec. 17, to observe the funeral procession taking firefighter Cory Iverson home to San Diego just days before Christmas.
Sen. Kennedy Says Trump Called Him After Grilling Of Judicial Nominee Went Viral - Politico
President Donald Trump phoned Sen. John Kennedy over the weekend and told him to do his job when White House staff send over an unqualified nominee for Senate confirmation, the Louisiana Republican said Monday.