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Tuesday
Sep182018

POLITICS/ENVIRONMENT: California Coastal Commission, commentary (Steve Lopez): "Taxpayers could foot the bill when coastal commissioners are accused of wrongdoing"; also, "Open your wallets, California taxpayers. Coastal commissioners hit with fines were indemnified pretrial." 

***California Coastal Commission, commentary (Steve Lopez)....

* Los Angeles Times (Steve Lopez):  "Taxpayers could foot the bill when coastal commissioners are accused of wrongdoing"

***ALSO:

* Los Angeles Times (Steve Lopez):  "Open your wallets, California taxpayers. Coastal commissioners hit with fines were indemnified pretrial."

Tuesday
Sep182018

POLITICS (National): Donald Trump presidency: "GOP senators: No Sessions replacement could get confirmed"; "Trump's plan to create a 'space force' would cost $13 billion over five years, Air Force says in first official estimate"; "Sessions Says Justice Dept. Has Helped Free Speech on Campuses" ....  

***Donald Trump presidency, various reports....

* POLITICO:  "GOP senators: No Sessions replacement could get confirmed" - "The possible axing of Jeff Sessions is giving Republican senators a migraine."

* Los Angeles Times:  "Trump's plan to create a 'space force' would cost $13 billion over five years, Air Force says in first official estimate"

* New York Times:  "Sessions Says Justice Dept. Has Helped Free Speech on Campuses"

Tuesday
Sep182018

POLITICS (National): Donald Trump presidency: "Congress dares Trump to shut down the government in new spending deal"; "As Trump and Mattis clash in public, officials question how long he'll last at the Pentagon"; "He took on climate change. Will Michael Bloomberg take on Trump?" (Willie Brown)'; "'I support higher taxes': The billionaire behind the National Debt Clock has had it with Trump"  

***Donald Trump presidency, various reports....

* Los Angeles Times:  "As Trump and Mattis clash in public, officials question how long he'll last at the Pentagon"

* POLITICO:  "Congress dares Trump to shut down the government in new spending deal" - "The bill would give the president one of his top goals. But there's a catch."

* San Francisco Chronicle (Willie Brown):  "He took on climate change. Will Michael Bloomberg take on Trump?"

***ALSO:

* Washington Post:  "'I support higher taxes': The billionaire behind the National Debt Clock has had it with Trump"

Tuesday
Sep182018

POLITICS (National, Local/ Los Angeles): Los Angeles, national political scene?: Commentary (Raphael Sonenshein), "How Los Angeles Thrust Itself to the Forefront of National Politics" .... 

***Los Angeles, national political scene?

* Los Angeles Magazine (Raphael Sonenshein):  "How Los Angeles Thrust Itself to the Forefront of National Politics" - From Los Angeles Magazine:

Earthquakes, riots, fires, celebrity trials, high-flying sports stars -- L.A. is no stranger to being a national spectacle. But for the longest time, politics didn't really factor into the identify of the city. That's changing. Dramatcially. In my more than 40 years of observing the region's politics, I've seen nothing quite like the moment we're in today.

A quick refresher...........................

Tuesday
Sep182018

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "Pension costs Underlie Tax Increases in Seven OC Cities"; editorial, "City Hall gadflies are a price of free speech" (L.A.); No. Calif.: "Alameda County looks to eliminate fines, fees for defendants"; "Protest planned outside CA cops' convention; a counterprotest is encouraged by sheriff" ....

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

* Los Angeles Times (editorial):  "City Hall gadflies are a price of free speech"

* Voice of OC:  "Pension Costs Underlie Tax Increases in Seven OC Cities"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Alameda County looks to eliminate fines, fees for defendants"

* Sacramento Bee:  "Protest planned outside CA cops' convention; a counterprotest is encouraged by sheriff"