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Friday
Oct132017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: LACMTA, "Bad traffic in L.A's toll lanes? Blame the 25% of drivers who don't pay to use them, officials say"; Bay Area, "Senior housing proponents accuse Mayor Sam Liccardo of misusing public funds"; L.A., "L.A. wins hazardous waste case against Sun Valley metal recycler"; Sacramento, "Sacramento teachers OK strike if standoff persists. District may hire temporary replacements"

Friday
Oct132017

SACRAMENTO: SB 63, "Brown extends family leave to millions of small business workers"; AB 168, "California bosses can no longer ask you about your previous salary"; also, State Auditor report, "Limousine rides, other improper conduct by state employees uncovered through whistleblower hotline" ....

***Various items relating to doings in and/or around the Capitol....

* Sacramento Bee:  "Brown extends family leave to millions of small business workers"

* Orange County Register:  "California bosses can no longer ask you about your previous salary"

***ALSO:

* Los Angeles Times:  "Limousine rides, other improper conduct by state employees uncovered through whistleblower hotline"

Friday
Oct132017

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, WH Chief of Staff John Kelly: "Kelly makes surprise appearance at briefing: 'I'm not quitting today'"; "White House chief Kelly: 'Unless things change, I'm not quitting. I'm not getting fired."; "Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'"; also, "Trump's Chief of Staff, Speaking With Press, Walks a Verbal Tightrope" ....

***President Donald Trump, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly....

* POLITICO (Louis Nelson):  "Kelly makes surprise appearance at briefing: 'I'm no quitting today'" - "'And I'm not so frustrated that I'm thinking of leaving,' Trump chief of staff says, refuting media reports."

* Washington Post (Philip Rucker):  "White House chief Kelly: 'Unless things change, I'm not quitting. I'm not getting fired.'"

* CNN (Noah Gray):  "Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'"

***ALSO:

* New York Times (Michael Shear):  "Trump's Chief of Staff, Speaking With Press, Walks a Verbal Tightrope"

Friday
Oct132017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: SFPD/U.S. Dept. of Justice, "San Francisco police chief reports progress on slate of recommended reforms"; OC, "Westminster Loses Appeal on Latino Police Officers' Discrimination Case"; Bay Area, editorial, "Probe, end reprehensible Alameda council cronyism"; Imperial County, "District attorney investigating Imperial Irrigation District in response to Desert Sun reporting" ...,

***Various items relating to local issues/local government -- Northern California, Southern California....

* Desert Sun:  "District attorney investigating Imperial Irrigation District in response to Desert Sun reporting"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "San Francisco police chief reports progress on slate of recommended reforms"

* Voice of OC:  "Westminster Loses Appeal on Latino Police Officers' Discrimination Case"

* East Bay Times (editorial):  "Probe, end reprehensible Alameda council cronyism"

Friday
Oct132017

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, hurricane recovery?: "Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort"; "Trump sparks new backlash after threatening Puerto Rico aid"; "Democrats, Puerto Ricans decry Trup's threatened pullback of federal help for the battered island"; also, "Trump: 'We'll Be There' for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages" .... 

***President Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, hurricane recovery?

* Washington Post (Philip Rucker, Ed O'Keefe):  "Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort"

* POLITICO (Matthew Nussbaum, Louis Nelson):  "Trump sparks new backlash after threateneing Puerto Rico aid"

* Los Angeles Times (Laura King, Noah Bierman): "Democrats, Puerto Ricans decry Trump's threatened pullback of federal help for the battered island"

***ALSO:

* New York Times (Peter Baker):  "Trump: 'We'll Be There' for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages"