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THIS NEWS SUCKS: Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee laid off 14 journalists as the broken McClatchy tries tp figure a way out of its irresposinble debt to acquire other media outlets, including longtime Sacramento Kings beat reporter Ailene Voisin, one of the few female sports print reporters in the country. I'm a digital subscriber because when I lived in Davis, the paper regularly was delivered to the gutter or middle of the street. There's no way it would reach my porch today since I'm behind an (unlocked) gate. Amazon is 50/50, but Round Table Pizza is 100%. Delivery--generally contracted out these days--has nothing to do with journalism, but certainly affects distribution.
Of course, today is #DenimDay, when women wear jeans aound the Capitol against sexual harassment, great move McClathy. Yeah, don't attack White House staff fior taking sleeping pills for overnight flights,
SPORTS PAGE: Congratulations to the Warriors, who advance to play New Orleans, who unexpectedly swept the Trailblazers. Another great beisbal day in California. The Angels already playing (against the Astros) and the Padres start within the hour against the Rockies. The Dodgers host the Marlins at 4:35pm and the A's visit the Rangers at 5:05pm. All times PDT. Basically, if you're a fan, take the rest of the day off and grab some peanuts!
Good job un MLB.
POLL POSITION: You know how I feel about SurveyUSA, but they are out with a new statewide poll, subscribed to by four television stations and the Union-Tribune. The online poll is the first to include Amanda Renteria, but it's unclear what ballot labels, if any, were used.
I can't explain why they find Delaine Eastin at only 1% and why they include Robert Newman, who hasn't even opened a campaign committee yet. Hello, Newman. The results are from 520 likely primary voters. Of course, with a 5.5% margin of error, Eastin is still within the MOE with the last several polls.
Perhaps Renteria is pulling from Eastin, but clearly isn't from Antonio Villaraigosa. In breaking news, they write:
Villaraigosa's support is disproportionately Latino, moderate, lower-income, female, and resides in Greater Los Angeles. Cox is backed by whites, conservatives, and suburban men throughout the state. Newsom has formed a broad, affluent, educated, liberal coalition, anchored in the Bay Area, with equal support in urban, suburban, and rural parts of the state.
US SENATE: SurveyUSA finds Kevin de León in third at 8% behind Dianne Feinstein (39%) and Republican Patrick Little (18%). (likely voters)
THREE CALIFORNIAS: The poll finds little support for venture capitalist John Draper's proposal to split the state in three, with 17% of respondents in support and 72% in opposition. (registered voters)
I need more time to compare their likely voter predictions and will write about it tomorrow, but there's a lot in this poll that seems a bit cray-cray.
TAXING MATTERS: In the Times, Patrick McGreevy reports that opponents of the gas tax and VLF increase are prepared to submit signatures on Friday.
CA50 (East San Diego County): In the Union-Tribune, Morgan Cook reports that Congressman Duncan Hunter has opened a "legal defense committee" amidst investigations of the private use of campaign funds.
RECOVERY: For CALmatters, David Gorn has a great article about the problem of unlicensed "sober-living homes" in Orange County. In many cases, they are anything but sober, and are run for a significant profit.
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Ca Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Single-payer Health Care | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Poll: Most Voters Say They Haven't Seen Pay Boost From Tax Law - Politico
The poll results were heavily colored by partisanship, with Republicans overwhelmingly supporting the law and Democrats opposing it. A plurality of independent voters supported it.
Republicans Ready To Turn In Signatures For Ballot Measure To Repeal California Gas-tax Increase
Patrick McGreevy @ latimes.com
Republican activists said Tuesday that they have collected at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees, more than enough to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
Year Of The Woman? California Women Lag In Key House Races | The Sacramento Bee
Emily Cadei @ sacbee.com
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San Diego Immigration Officers Arrest 44 In Week-long Operation - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kate Morrissey @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Sergii Pyvovarenko fled after he was kidnapped and tortured by the Right Sector, a far-right nationalist group.
Lawmakers Near Deal On Kushner-backed Prison Reform Plan - Politico
Getting the legislation signed into law would be a coup for Jared Kushner, who has struggled to land a policy win despite a sprawling portfolio. | Al Drago/Getty Images
Trump's Epa Proposes To Block Regulators From Considering A Wide Range Of Scientific Studies
Evan Halper @ latimes.com
The embattled EPA chief, whose own secrecy on his personal finances and his activities in office has drawn the attention of investigators, framed the action as crucial to government transparency.
Rep. Duncan Hunter Sets Up Legal Fund Amid Criminal Investigation - The San Diego Union-tribune
Sarah D. Wire, Morgan Cook @ sandiegouniontribune.com
The document names a trustee to oversee the fund, identified as Daryl C. Idler Jr., a lawyer in El Cajon.
Doctors Fight Ca Bill Requiring Disclosure Of Probation | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @ sacbee.com
"Currently doctors have to notify their insurer, their hospital or clinic about their probation status, but patients receive no notice," Hill said. "They are left in the dark and susceptible to future abuse."
L.A. Ends Its Frequently Porous Economic Boycott Of Arizona
David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes @ latimes.com
The City Council decided to roll back the restrictions after key parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law were eliminated or softened in a series of legal battles.
Lodi To Pay $2.6 Million To Family Of Veteran Killed By Cops | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @ sacbee.com
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GOP Senate candidate goes after McConnell, calls his father-in-law a 'wealthy Chinaperson'
West Virginia candidate Don Blankenship has worried party leaders.
A Davis Woman And California Are Using An International Treaty To Get Child Support | The Sacramento Bee
Stephen Magagnini @ sacbee.com
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Rep. Diane Black, running for governor in Tennessee, gave up her Titans season tickets and chose fishing (and hockey) over football. Will that issue resonate with voters?
Cal State Fresno Professor Will Keep Job After 'disgraceful' Tweets About Barbara Bush, Campus President Says
Alene Tchekmedyian @ latimes.com
A Cal State Fresno professor who posted disparaging remarks on Twitter about former First Lady Barbara Bush will keep her job, university officials said.
Anti-issa Protesters End Rallies, Turn To Canvassing | Kpbs
Alison St John @ kpbs.org
A long-running congressional protest running came to an end Tuesday. Demonstrators who have rallied weekly outside Rep. Darrell Issa's, R-Vista, office for more than a year, are planning to focus their energies on getting out the vote.
Electrical Defects Cause Priuses To Stall; Toyota May Be Bracing For A Legal Fight As Safety Worries Grow
Ralph Vartabedian @ latimes.com
The electrical power system in some Toyota Prius models are failing at an unusually rapid rate across the nation and leaving owners stranded, despite a 2014 safety recall that was supposed to have fixed the problem, according to Toyota documents reviewed by the Times.
California Prepares For Challenging Census Count - Capradio.org
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