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Tuesday
Sep182018

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "Is L.A.'s homeless population closer to 100,000? Nonprofit offers an alternative view of data"; "Windows have 'crazing defect' at $550 million San Diego Courthouse, will have to be replaced"; No. Calif.: "Stanislaus Supervisor Olsen arrested in Sacramento County on suspicion of DUI"; "Oakland has sheds for Lake Merritt homeless, but most famous isn't interested"....

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

* Sacramento Bee:  "Stanislaus Supervisor Olsen arrested in Sacramento County on suspicion of DUI"

* San Diego Union-Tribune:  "Windows have 'crazing defect' at $550 million San Diego courthouse, will have to be replaced"

* San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross):  "Oakland has sheds for Lake Merritt homeless, but most famous isn't interested"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Is L.A.'s homeless populations closer to 100,000? Nonprofit offers an alternative view of data"

Tuesday
Sep182018

POLITICS/TRANSPORTATION: Solo drivers, carpool decals?: "223,654 solo drivers to lose California carpool stickers"; "Anger in California's carpool lanes as more than 200,000 drivers are set to lose decals"; "California angers some zero-emission drivers by taking away decals that allow them to use carpool lane" .... 

Tuesday
Sep182018

SACRAMENTO: "Jerry Brown signs bill on disputed foreclosure funds"; "Court throws out California law raising money for hazardous cleanup"; "Jerry Brown puts an old friend in a six-figure state job" ....

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

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Jerry Brown signs bill on disputed foreclosure funds"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Court throws out California law raising money for hazardous cleanup"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Jerry Brown puts an old friend in a six-figure state job"

Monday
Sep172018

POLITICS/URBAN AFFAIRS (National, State): California, wealth? inequality?: Commentary (Thomas Edsall), "Is California a Good Role Model?" ....

***California, wealth? inequality?

* New York Times (Thomas Edsall):  "Is California a Good Role Model?" - "Depending on how you look at it, it's one of the richest states or one of the most unequal." - From the NYT:

Conservatives argue that California’s liberal politics have failed. They point out that by one key measure the state now has the highest poverty rate in the nation and they argue that its liberal minimum wage and restrictive housing codes have more than a hundred thousand people homeless, more than a million unemployed and millions more stuck on the bottom rungs of the socioeconomic ladder.

Liberals see a dynamic California where wealth generated by Hollywood and an immigrant-rich high tech industry, in concert with a top university system, has fueled a politically dominant Democratic coalition of Hispanics, Asians, blacks and whites steadily moving millions of people up from where they started.

“This is a topsy-turvy debate,” Jonathan Rodden, a political scientist at Stanford, told me by email. “The left celebrates California’s rapid growth while turning a blind eye to its inequality. The right decries poverty and inequality while discounting rapid economic growth.”

The dispute raises three basic questions .......................

 

Monday
Sep172018

SACRAMENTO: CalPERS hired a CEO without a college degree. Now the public pension funds is explaining why"; "More critical water storage is finally coming to California. It took nearly 40 years."; also, "Two education bills do the right things" (Dan Walters); "Gov. Jerry Brown's carbon-free legacy--at what cost?" (Dan Walters) ....

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

* Sacramento Bee:  "CalPERS hired a CEO without a college degree. Now the public pension fund is explaining why"

* Sacramento Bee:  "More critical water storage is finally coming to California. It took nearly 40 years."

***ALSO:

* CALmatters (Dan Walters):  "Two education bills do the right things"

* CALmatters (Dan Walters):  "Gov. Jerry Brown's carbon-free legacy--at what cost?"