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Sacramento District Attorney Addresses Crime Victims Amid Chants Of 'stephon Clark' From Protesters
Jazmine Ulloa @
Sacramento Dist. Atty. Anne Marie Schubert was met with boos, applause and chants of “Stephon Clark” Monday at the state Capitol as she joined several law enforcement officials who were honored for their work in public safety at a crime victims rally.

Ca Legislature Could Cut Political Staff From Boe Members | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
By Adam Ashton

Years Of Red Ink Ahead For The Federal Budget Thanks To GOP Tax Law - Politico

CBO estimates that the GOP tax law alone will add $1.852 trillion to the deficit over a decade, after accounting for the expected short-term boost to the economy.

Why Jerry Brown Might Agree To President Trump's National Guard Border Deployment In California -
Ben Adler @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

San Diego Bets Millions Of Dollars On Plan To Turn Skydiving Center Into Homeless Hub - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @
His venture failed last year amid design problems, cost overruns and lawsuits. In September, Fink lost the property to his lender, San Diego financier David Malcolm.

Cops Muted Their Body Cams After Stephon Clark Shooting. Now They Need To Keep Mikes On | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Lillis and Nashelly Chavez @
News, insight and discussion on Sacramento and its neighborhoods

Cbo Report Projects Massive Deficits During Trump Administration
Cathleen Decker @
The Congressional Budget Office projected trillion dollar deficits over the next decade, the fruit of tax cuts and the spending bill recently signed by President Trump

Neighbor Who Called Sacramento Police Prior To Stephon Clark Shooting Doesn't Want To Dial 911 Anymore | The Sacramento Bee
Nashelly Chavez @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Apologize For His Company's Mistakes During His Washington Testimony
David Pierson @
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company's handling of user data and underestimating the damage caused by Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to planned testimony published Monday by Congress before his two days of hearings on Capitol Hill.

After Stephon Clark Shooting, Sacramento Police Can No Longer Turn Off Body Cameras -
Ben Bradford @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

In California, National Test Scores Show Enduring Achievement Gaps
Joy Resmovits @
Most states stagnated, but California's scores increased slightly on eighth-grade reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a test administered to fourth- and eighth-graders by the federal government in early 2017.

Gov. Brown Urged Metropolitan To Support Both Delta Tunnels | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow @
By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow

Trump Lashes Out After News Of Raid On His Lawyer's Office, Raising The Possibility Of Firing Special Counsel Mueller
Noah Bierman @
President Trump lashed out Monday at news that his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was the subject of an FBI raid, calling it “a disgraceful situation” and adding that “many people have said” he should fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel heading the Russia investigation. 

Initiative Text | Reform L.A. Jails
The initiative, if passed, will also empower the Commission to effectively investigate these and other issues by allowing them to conduct their own investigations with existing staff and by granting the Commission the power to subpoena and require attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers pertinent to its investigations and oversight, and to administer oaths.

Trump Calls California A 'border-free Zone'
Noah Bierman @
President Trump devoted his weekly address over the weekend to his attack on California’s sanctuary laws, arguing without evidence that the state had made itself “a border-free zone where thousands of criminal aliens can roam free.”

Homeless Advocate 'water Man' Dave Ross Dies At 83 - The San Diego Union-tribune
Gary Warth @

Trump's family business issued a not-so-veiled political threat to a foreign president

The Trump Organization might have sent such a letter even if Trump weren't president. But the threat of political retribution looms bigger with him in office.

Police Report Sheds Light On Fatal Crash Involving Immigrant Couple And Ice
Brittny Mejia @
A video of a deadly chase contradicts the narrative painted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Delano police say

Wiener scales back bill to fast-track housing near public transit

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Scott Wiener scaled back a controversial housing proposal that would strip local governments of their ability to block construction of taller and denser apartment and condominium buildings near public transit stops. The San Francisco Democrat introduced amendments to his SB827 late Monday that would lower the maximum height of buildings that could go up as a result of the bill to five stories, from eight. Also, the bill would take effect in 2021 instead of 2019. The measure would override local height limits on proposed four- and five-story apartment and condo buildings in residential areas if they are within a half mile of major transit hubs, such as a BART or Caltrain station.