Index
Saturday
Dec032016

POLITICS (National): 2016 presidential election, post-election "bitterness": "Trump and Clinton Aides Clash During Election Forum"; "Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides"; "Trump and Clinton strategists still throwing puches"; "Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face Off At Harvard"; "Top Trump, Clinton aides trade punches at post-election gathering" ..

***2016 presidential election, post-election gathering, Harvard, lingering bitterness....

* New York Times:  "Trump and Clinton Aides Clash During Election Forum"

* Washington Post:  "Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

* POLITICO:  "Trump and Clinton strategists still throwing punches" - "The ugliest campaign in modern American history continues through a raucous post-mortem at Harvard."

* NPR:  "Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face Off At Harvard"

* The Hill:  "Top Trump, Clinton aides trade punches at post-election gathering"

Saturday
Dec032016

POLITICS (National, International): President-elect Donald Trump, international diplomacy?: "Trump speaks with Taiwaneses preisdent, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China"; "Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, an Affront to China"; "Donald Trump speaks with Taiwan's leader, which could provoke China"; "Bull in a China shop: Trump risk diplomatic blowup in Asia" ....

***President-elect Donald Trump, international diplomacy?

* New York Times:  "Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, an Affront to China"

* Washington Post:  "Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Donald Trump speaks with Taiwan's leader, which could provoke China"

* POLITICO:  "Bull in a China shop: Trump risks diplomatic blowup in Asia" - "No U.S. president or president-elect is known to have spoken to a Taiwanese leader since 1979."

Friday
Dec022016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: San Francisco, "S.F. police union's ad slamming proposed gun policy draws criticism"; Palm Springs, "Palm Springs passes wide-range of restrictions on vacation rentals"; Silicon Valley, "Facebook commits $20 million for affordable housing, other assistance"; Glendale, "City, school officials explain new voting districts to residents at town hall meeting" .... 

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

* KPCC:  "Palm Springs passes wide-range of restrictions on vacation rentals"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "S.F. police union's ad slamming proposed gun policy draws criticism"

* Los Angeles Times (Glendale News-Press):  "City, school officials explain new voting districts to residents at town hall meeting"

* Mercury News:  "Facebook commits $20 million for affordable housing, other assistance"

Friday
Dec022016

POLITICS (National, State): Gov. Jerry Brown, Rep. Xavier Becerra, President-elect Donald Trump: Commentary (Opinion L.A. -- Mariel Garza), "A reliable, respectable (and surprising) pick for the next California attorney general"; analysis, "California's brewing battles with Trump get a new face"; editorial, "Brown picks Becerra, draws a line against Trump" ....

***Governor Jerry Brown, Rep. Xavier Becerra, President-elect Donald Trump....

* Los Angeles Times (Opinion L.A. -- Mariel Garza):  "A reliable, respectable (and surprising) pick for the next California attorney general"

* POLITICO (Carla Marinucci):  "California's brewing battles with Trump get a new face"

* Sacramento Bee (editorial):  "Brown picks Becerra, draws a line against Trump"

Friday
Dec022016

POLITICS/URBAN AFFAIRS (Bay Area): Bay Area, low-income communities, socio-economic disparities, "resegregation"?: "Report: Racial, economic disparities have led to Bay Area's 'resegregation'" ....  

* East Bay Times:  "Report: Racial, economic dispariities have led to Bay Area's 'resegregation'" - From the EBT:

The Bay Area’s black population experienced a dramatic migration into outer suburban parts of the region over a 14-year span, the result of the rising cost of living in inner regions, according to a new report by the Oakland nonprofit Urban Habitat. An estimated 22,000 black residents — about the population of Millbrae — left the Bay Area altogether during that time period, according to the report, which analyzed data in 11 counties between 2000 and 2014.

The report aims to highlight the socio-economic disparities that have led to a “resegregation” of the Bay Area, according to the group, as people of color migrate to more affordable pockets of the region. But in these new, distant places — such as Antioch and Stockton — residents also encounter difficulties finding quality jobs and schools, decent affordable housing, public transportation and adequate social services.

It’s the latest analysis depicting a decades-long trend plaguing low-income communities of color, in which thousands of residents are being pushed out of the Bay Area’s inner core into once-remote suburban areas where housing is cheaper, but resources are often few and far between .....................