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The Education Of Bertha Perez: How A UC Merced Custodian's Disenchantment Led To A Political Awakening
Robin Abcarian @
Bertha Perez was so proud and excited when she got a job as a custodian at UC Merced, the UC system's newest, and smallest campus. But her joy soon turned to anger over what she says are unfair working conditions. Never much of a political person, she is now a union leader on campus.

California Indian Heritage Centers Gets $100m In Budget | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
It sets aside $100 million to begin building a California Indian Heritage Center on a 43-acre riverfront campus in West Sacramento.

Rising Costs Threaten L.A.'s Homeless Housing Goal
Doug Smith @
With skyrocketing development costs undermining L.A.'s goal of adding 10,000 units of homeless housing in 10 years, city leaders are considering ways to supplement the $1.2-billion Proposition HHH bond with state money.

Oakland city attorney says controversial funding proposal is partly illegal

The Oakland city attorney said in a public legal opinion that a controversial proposal from City Councilwoman Desley Brooks runs afoul of state and federal law. Yet despite the memo — which was released Friday and followed similar, though confidential, legal advice in recent weeks — the City Council is expected to take up the proposal Tuesday night. Some good-government watchdogs and officials inside City Hall worry the specter of its passage could dissuade voters from approving new bond measures and tax increases in the future.

In Quiet Goleta, Where Golden State Killer's Bloody Path Turned South, Prosecutors Say They Finally Have Their Man
Joseph Serna, Ruben Vives, Alene Tchekmedyian @
The serene setting was ideal for the Golden State Killer.

Top Contributors To Races For District Attorney, Sheriff And City Council In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese @
By Phillip Reese

Trump Records Robocall For Barletta Ahead Of Pennsylvania Senate Primary - Politico

Trump is releasing a two-minute robocall to Republican primary voters highlighting his endorsement of the four-term congressman. The call, a recording of which was obtained by POLITICO, is expected to be launched on Monday.

Fearing Another Top-two Lockout, Democrats Give Rohrabacher Challenger A Boost
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is picking a horse in the race to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher amid Democratic fears the party is in grave danger of being locked out of another crucial House battle in California.

Sacramento Councilman Rescinds D.a. Endorsement As Stephon Clark Activists Call For Change | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Lillis @
In the weeks following the police shooting of

History Shows That Outside Money In San Diego Races Doesn't Necessarily Bring Success - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @

Trump Promises To Lower Drug Prices, But His Blueprint Is Less Sweeping Than His Campaign Rhetoric
Noam N. Levey @
President Trump, who for a year and a half has said he would take on skyrocketing drug prices, delivered a White House speech pledging a new initiative to rein in the cost of prescriptions.

Homeless People Cycle Between Hospitals And Streets. Is Whole Person Care The Answer? | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @
By Cynthia Hubert

Wells Fargo Will Need A Formal Vote From The Federal Reserve Before Growth Restrictions Are Lifted
Jim Puzzanghera @
Wells Fargo Chief Executive Timothy Sloan separately told investors Thursday at a conference that he expected the restriction, which stopped the bank from growing its assets beyond the $1.95 trillion reached at the end of last year, would probably continue into 2019.

Trump Rolls Out Drug Price Plan But It’s Still A Work In Progress - Politico

President Donald Trump on Friday leveled attacks on both pharmaceutical companies and foreign governments as he launched his first concrete attempt at making good on his big campaign pledge to rein in drug prices.

Sacramento Homeless Hospice: Neighbors Appeal Plan In Downtown | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @
By Cynthia Hubert

Kushner-backed Health Care Project Gets ‘devastating’ Review - Politico

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In The Convention Center Arms Race, Los Angeles Plans To Go Big To Take On Las Vegas And Others
Hugo Martin @
Los Angeles is considering a $1.2-billion expansion of its convention center, but it's up against cities like Las Vegas, which is planning its own huge project. In the arms race to attract revenue-producing trade shows and other events, not all cities will be winners.

Trump Taps Billionaire Financier To Head Intelligence Board - Politico

The Trump administration has asked the Stephen Feinberg, the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as "illegal leaks" of classified information. | Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo