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THE GOLDEN STATE: With all the doom and gloom about California, data out Friday from the US Department of Commerce showed the state as the fifth largest economy in the world, surpassing Great Britain, writes Benjy Egel in the Bee.
GOP CONVENTION: Patrick Little, the neo-nazi Republican candidate for U.S. Senate that was found in second in a recent poll was kicked out of the party convention yesterday, reports Joe Garafoli in the Chron.
As Little was led from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, he was “kicking and dragging an Israeli flag on the ground,” said GOP consultant Luis Alvarado, who witnessed Little’s removal. “That doesn’t represent our values.”
“There is no room for that kind of speech here,” said Cynthia Bryant, executive director of the state party.
When Little tried to register for the convention Saturday, Bryant said, Little said he was a Republican. She said she replied, “But you’re not welcome here.” Bryant said political parties are private organizations and can exclude any person they choose.
Politico's Carla Marinucci reports on the GOP gathering and the strategy to dislodge the lockbox Democrats have politically in the state.
“I’m not running as a Muslim candidate,” he told an early-bird crowd gathered Saturday to hear from the “New Voices of the Republican Party” over breakfast. “My religion drives my moral compass, but it’s not everything that I am. I’m an American that happens to be Muslim.”
Along with Asif Mahmood who is running for insurance commissioner, Essalyi hopes to make history for the Muslim community.
BAGHDAD BY THE BAY: AP's Janie Har looks at the hot race for San Francisco mayor to fill the vacancy created by Ed Lee's death:
The winner will inherit a divided city rolling in both wealth and misery as the tech-based boom that defined San Francisco for much of the decade shows little sign of abating. Residents and tourists are horrified by homeless tent camps and human waste on the streets, even as the median home price hit $1.3 million in March. People are cranky over congested streets and vehicle break-ins.
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Twin Election Strategies: As Trump Rails About Immigration, His Supporters Offer A Rosy View Of Tax Cuts
Cathleen Decker @ latimes.com
The event was wholly political, however, and it served to illustrate the competing sallies for Republicans this election year: one seeking to attract a broad swath of voters by touting the administration's effect on Americans' lives, the other driven by the president's desire to exaggerate and argue about grievances dating back to his election campaign.
GOP Hopes To Use Gas Tax Repeal, Sanctuary State Controversy To Boost Conservative Voter Turnout - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Separating Water And Politics Isn't Easy In California
Bettina Boxall @ latimes.com
A state commission's tortured deliberations over how to allocate a pot of state bond money shows how tough it is to take the politics out of funding for water projects.
Three Anti-fascist Demonstrators Face Felony Charges In 2016 Capitol Melee | The Sacramento Bee
Darrell Smith @ sacbee.com
Felony assault charges will go forward against the three anti-fascist demonstrators arrested in connection with a
John Cox, Travis Allen Court State GOP Delegates Before Endorsement Vote For California Governor
Seema Mehta, Phil Willon @ latimes.com
Tension has been mounting between the GOP candidates for governor, but on Saturday, the pair was restrained from criticizing one another as they made their pitch to hundreds of delegates at the state Republican Party convention.
As He Leaves Office, Rep. Darrell Issa Said He Hopes His Efforts To Increase Transparency Endure - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Maker Of Smart Luggage Goes Out Of Business After Airlines Ban Bags With Built-in Batteries
Hugo Martin @ latimes.com
New York-based Bluesmart Inc., which started in 2014 with more than $2 million from a crowdfunding campaign, announced that it is going out of business, after several major airlines banned luggage with built-in lithium batteries because of the threat of fires igniting in the cargo compartment.
Congressional Republicans Walk The Line On Trump At California Convention - Capradio.org
Andrew Bowen @ capradio.org
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Both outsider candidates and ambitious GOP lawmakers criticize the capital, echoing President TrumpâÂÂs constant attacks and calls to âÂÂdrain the swamp.âÂÂ
Sacramento Homeless Program Pays For Attending Meetings And Writing Policies | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @ sacbee.com
By Cynthia Hubert
Democrats Are 'coming For All Of Us,' Warns Vulnerable GOP Rep. Mimi Walters
Rep. Mimi Walters painted a dire picture for her fellow California Republicans Friday night.
UCSF hospital workers to strike Monday
Tens of thousands of health care workers are scheduled to go on strike Monday across the University of California system, including UCSF Medical Center, which rescheduled surgeries and delayed cancer treatments for several hundred patients. While the medical centers will be affected the most, every part of the 10-campus system will feel the impact, with workers at student health centers and in some other parts of the campuses also walking out. The planned three-day walkout is an effort by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 to persuade the university system to increase salaries and address racial and gender pay inequalities.
A Beloved Taco Joint Run By An 81-year-old Matriarch May Get Crushed To Make Way For Chipotle
Steve Lopez @ latimes.com
If things go as planned, a bulldozer will one day demolish Teddy's Tacos, a small, family-owned restaurant in City of Industry where loyal customers enjoy the fresh ingredients and special touches.
Dershowitz: Giuliani Playing Into Prosecutors' Hands - Politico
"... The Trump team has to speak with a single narrative," said Alan Dershowitz, a legal scholar and Harvard Law professor emeritus. | Getty