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THE Nooner for January 16, 2018
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My goal for today is to see "The Post" because so many of you in my Twitterverse are singing its praises. As the Southern California News Group (OC Register, Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Daily Breeze etc.) announces another round of layoffs, respect for the media is needed more than ever.
In political coverage, OCR's Martin Wisckol and PE's Jeff Horseman are beyond reproach. They better not be affected.
Media is dying in California. I witness it every day. I love the work being done by about a dozen writers, but the number keeps dwindling. We are responsible as we get rid of paper subscriptions and don't subscribe electronically. Advertising is dead in print. I subscribe to 12 papers electronically because of The Nooner, but as you know, I am strange. Like you, I don't want a paper delivered to me each day. I live in an apartment these days and walking 100 feet outside to fetch a paper with stories I've already read is so 1999.
Of course, I encourage you to subscribe to The Nooner, but I hope you also subscribe to the newspapers you read. The failure of newspaper reporting is a disaster--a s*house if you will--for California.
TONIGHT: Generation Change is hosting a back to session "Tapas Tuesday" event from 5:30-7:30pm at Mayahuel. I plan to be there to get my tapas on. Because, after all...the word tapas tickles my fancy like no other. Tickets for the event by the organization focused on electing more millenials are $100 ($30 for Young Dems) and sponsorships are available. Hosts include speaker Anthony Rendon, Treasurer candidate Fiona Ma and many others.
SAY IT AIN'T SO: Simon's, the famous watering hole and Chinese restaurant on 16th where BOE member and Treasurer candidate Fiona Ma lights up her vocal cords for her occasional karaoke nights, has been closed by the health department for insect/rodent violations. It's not the first threat to Simon's, as fans have long feared it would be razed for new development in a hot spot in midtown. For those of us who live around here, it's day-by-day for the future of midtown businesses and housing.
DACA: Today, California congressman Pete Aguilar is dropping a bill ("dropping" means filing in Congress) with Texas Republican Will Hurd on a DACA compromise. It doesn't go as far as liberals would like nor as restrictive as some conservatives prefer. Believe it or not, there is some bipartisan work happening in DC, even as the federal budget expires on Friday.
MONEY MATTERS: The Legislative Analyst's Office has released its overview of the governor's proposed budget.
YOU MUST BE KIDDING: San Diego community El Cajon is arresting civilians sharing food with homeless people.
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Chinese American Vote Up For Grabs In Sf Mayoral Election - San Francisco Chronicle
When it comes to prominent candidates, San Francisco’s mayoral race can boast of having an African American woman, a Korean American woman, an Italian American woman and a gay man.
Homeless Activists Say El Cajon Law Is Unconstitutional - The San Diego Union-tribune
Lauryn Schroeder, Karen Pearlman @ sandiegouniontribune.com
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Feinstein criticizes Trump administration's immigration actions
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) spoke out against the Trump administration's recent steps to constrain immigration to the U.S. during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jan. 16.
Will Century-old Impossible Railroad Finally Thrive, Delivering Billions In Economic Activity? - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Emerson Smith @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Oakland Coal Lawsuit Turns Into Money Train For Outside Lawyers - San Francisco Chronicle
The cost of keeping coal out of Oakland is burning through the city’s bank account.
Big Businesses Band Together In Urging Lawmakers To Sell Out Your Privacy
David Lazarus @ beta.latimes.com
A letter from 22 industry groups suggests these corporate heavyweights are seeking notification rules that are far weaker than what many states, including California, already require.
CSU Faculty: State Budget Means Too Many Students Are Turned Away | Kpbs
Megan Burks @ kpbs.org
RELATED: San Diego Universities Look To Expand Amid Growing Student Interest
Thousands March In Mlk Day Event In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Stephen Magagnini @ sacbee.com
By Stephen Magagnini
With Words And Promises Of Action, Marchers Honor Martin Luther King Jr. - The San Diego Union-tribune
Peter Rowe @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Graham: Immigration Debate 'has Turned Into An S-show' - Politico
Trump on Thursday roiled the immigration debate when he told lawmakers in a private meeting that he wanted to encourage people to come to the U.S. from countries like Norway instead of places he described as "shitholes." Graham, who was at the meeting, said Trump had appeared to have a different perspective when they spoke earlier in the week.
4 Bay Area Residents Sue UC Berkeley Over Injuries At Campus Riot - San Francisco Chronicle
Protesters showed up at the UC Berkeley campus to object to a speaking engagement by Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos.
Parents Arrested After Children Found Shackled And Malnourished In Perris Home
Joel Rubin, Paloma Esquivel @ latimes.com
A Perris couple are being held in lieu of $9-million bail after police found several of their children chained and malnourished inside their home.
Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die
EDUARDO PORTER @
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.
Number Of Americans Without Health Insurance Grows In Trump's First Year, New Figures Show
Noam N. Levey @ beta.latimes.com
The percentage of Americans without health insurance rose 1.3 percentage points in Donald Trump's first years as president, a small increase, but the first since 2009, according to new data from Gallup's widely followed annual survey of insurance coverage.
Trump: 'senator Dicky Durbin' Lying About Daca Meeting - Politico
President Donald Trump has vehemently denied the "shithole" comment, and told reporters in Florida on Sunday that he is the "least racist person you have ever interviewed." | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Big Billboard Company Goes Small With Ads On Sf Sidewalk Screens - San Francisco Chronicle
As if screens weren’t already ubiquitous enough, a new generation of TV-size digital billboards has quietly become part of downtown San Francisco’s streetscape.
Temporary Trailers For Homeless People Planned On Downtown City Lot
Dakota Smith, Gale Holland, Doug Smith @ latimes.com
Los Angeles city officials are proposing to create temporary housing for dozens of homeless people in trailers on a downtown city-owned parking lot.
King Day March In Sf Unites Generations In Name Of Civil Rights Icon - San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and march
Graham calls immigration meeting and remarks 'an s-show'
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Jan. 16 ran through the events leading up to the contentious immigration meeting with President Trump on Jan. 11. "This has turned into an s-show," he said.