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Wednesday
Feb202019

POLITICS/LEGAL (National; State; Local): "Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property"; "Supreme Court Limits Polilce Powers to Seize Private Property"; "Supreme Court says constitutionial ban on 'excessive fines' also applies to states"; "Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. Supreme Court" ....

Wednesday
Feb202019

SACRAMENTO: "California made $345 million, not predicted $1 billion, on legal cannabis in 2018"; "California prison guards make nice with Gov. Gavin Newsom" (Phil Matier); "Could this new bill help solve California's housing crisis? New study suggests otherwise"; also, "How California Laws Meant to Integrate Immigrants Open a Backdoor for ICE" .... 

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

* San Francisco Chronicle (Phil Matier):  "California prison guards make nice with Gov. Gavin Newsom"

* Orange County Register:  "California made $345 million, not predicted $1 billion, on legal cannabis in 2018"

* Sacramento Bee:  "Could this new bill help solve California's housing crisis? New study suggests otherwise"

***ALSO:

* Voice of San Diego:  "How California Laws Meant to Integrate Immigrants Open a Backdoor for ICE" -- In several recent arrests by ICE, agents had copies of immigrants' driver's licenses or other information they provided to the DMV.  The arrests underscore a longstanding concern from immigration advocates that laws intended to bring undocumented immigrants in California out of the shadows expose them to federal immigration enforcement because of widespread database-sharing among law enforcement agencies."

Wednesday
Feb202019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "John Duran accelerates his departure as chairman of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles"; "LAPD chief defends Metro division after controversy over stops of black drivers"; No. Calif.: "The crazy cost of driving and parking in San Francisco"; "Suburbs top list of most and least diverse cities in the Bay Area" ....

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

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "The crazy cost of driving and parking tickets in San Francisco"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Suburbs top list of most and least diverse cities in the Bay Area"

* Los Angeles Times:  "LAPD chief defends Metro division after controversy over stops of black drivers"

* Los Angeles Times:  "John Duran accelerates his departure as chairman of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles"

Wednesday
Feb202019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "L.A. City Hall's real rat problem: Corruption" (Steve Lopez); "San Diego will study bridge over I-5 connecting new trolley line to beaches"; No. Calif.: "Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year"; "Housing meant for the Bay Area's poorest residents is slowly vanishing" ....

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

* San Diego Union-Tribune:  "San Diego will study bridge over I-5 connecting new trolley line to beaches"

* Los Angeles Times (Steve Lopez):  "L.A. City Hall's real rat problem: Corruption"

* San Francisco Chronicle (Phil Matier):  "Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year"

* Mercury News:  "Housing meant for the Bay Area's poorest residents is slowly vanishing" - "Thousands of affordable housing units are at risk"

Wednesday
Feb202019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "L.A. Community College District acted properly in selecting bond program manager, judge finds"; editorial, "About those rats in L.A. City Hall"; No. Calif.: "Bay Area airports by the numbers"; editorial, "S.F. Mayor London Breed wise to lower housing fees" ....

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

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Bay Area airports by the numbers" - "SJC passes Oakland to become the Bay Area's second-busiest airport"

* San Francisco Chronicle (editorial):  "S.F. Mayor London Breed wise to lower housing fees"

* Los Angeles Times:  "L.A. Community College District acted properly in selecting bond program manager, judge finds"

* Los Angeles Times (editorial):  "About those rats in L.A. City Hall"