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Monday
Aug202018

POLITICS/MEDIA: Los Angeles, local television news: "Charter Spectrum plans to report local TV news, 24 hours a day, in Los Angeles"; "Charter Spectrum to enter crowded field of local TV news in L.A."; "Charter Taps Cater Lee to Oversee Southern California Local News Network" ....

Monday
Aug202018

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "California legalized weeds, but that doesn't mean beach cities are embracing dispensaries"; "San Diego utility goes to court in bid to shift $379 million in wildfire costs to consumers"; No. Calif.: "EPA blasts Navy for plan to retest soil at former S.F. shipyard"; "Buses on Mount Diable pose danger to everyone" (commentary, Daniel Borenstein) ....

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

* Los Angeles Times:  "San Diego utility goes to court in bid to shift $379 million in wildfire costs to consumers"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "EPA blasts Navy for plan to retest soil at former S.F. shipyard"

* Daily Breeze:  "California legalized weed, but that doesn't mean beach cities are embracing dispensaries"

* East Bay Times (Daniel Borenstein):  "Buses on Mount Diablo pose danger to everyone"

Monday
Aug202018

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, husband George Conway: "She works for Trump. He can't stand him. This is the life with Kellyanne and George Conway." ....

***President Donald Trump, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, husband George Conway....

* Washington Post (Ben Terris):  "She works for Trump. He can't stand him. This is life with Kellyanne and George Conway." - From the WP:

Kellyanne Conway is in her living room, showing me an enormous painting of Audrey Hepburn wearing a peacock on her head, but her husband, George, really wants us to come into his office and look at a photograph of the moment everything changed. It’s a picture he took on election night 2016: Donald Trump is reaching for the first draft of his acceptance speech, just as victory seemed imminent. Back then, George was such an ardent supporter of the president, and so proud of his wife for her historic role as campaign manager, that he wept for joy.

“That photo was from before you cried,” Kellyanne says. “Now I cry for other reasons,” George mutters. Kellyanne pretends to ignore that comment, something she’s been doing a lot of lately. “You gotta see this picture,” George, 54, says. “You should like this, it’s your boss.”  “He’s not just my boss,” Kellyanne, 51, says. “He’s our president.” “Yeah,” George says, walking out of the room. “We’ll see how long that lasts.”

Here at the Conways’, it’s a house divided. She is Trump’s loyal adviser, the woman who carried him over the finish line to the White House. He is one of the president’s most notable conservative critics and wishes he had never introduced his wife to Trump in the first place ........................

 

Monday
Aug202018

POLITICS (National): 2020 presidential election, Democrats?: "Democrats' 2020 presidential fight gets an early dress rehearsal"; also, "Kamala Harris now betting favorite among Democrats for 2020 election" ....

***2020 presidential election, Democrats?

* POLITICO:  "Democrats' 2020 presidential fight gets an early dress rehearsal" - "The Netroots Nation conference highlighted liberal energy and angst about 2020, months before the 2018 cycle ends."

***ALSO:

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Kamala Harris now betting favorite among Democrats for 2020 election"

Monday
Aug202018

POLITICS/URBAN AFFAIRS (National, Local/ Portland, OR): Donald Trump presidency, Portland, OR -- alt-right rally, protests: "Portland Protests Point to a Deeper Divide Over the City's Identity"; "Protests again convulse Portland, Ore., as groups on the right and left face off"; "Protests converge in Portland, but remain mostly peaceful" ....  

***Donald Trump presidency, Portland, OR -- alt-right rally, protests....

* New York Times:  "Portland Protests Point to a Deeper Divide Over the City's Identity"

* Washington Post:  "Protests again convulse Portland, Ore., as groups on the right and left face off"

* The Oregonian:  "Protests converge in Portland, but remain mostly peaceful"