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Monday
Aug292016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Los Angeles, "Rent increase plan dropped for Los Angeles city-owned senior building"; Bay Area, "S.F. sets low bar for police chief's job"; O.C., "Orange County is sturning blue: Decades of support for anti-Latino policies have handed the GOP stronghold to Democrats"; Sacramento, "In politically hot Sacramento, no contest for several prominent school boards" .... 

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

* Daily News:  "Rent increase plan dropped for Los Angeles city-owned senior building"

* San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross):  "S.F. sets low bar for police chief's job"

* Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed: Fred Smoller):  "Orange County is turning blue: Decades of support for anti-Latino policies have handed the GOP stronghold to Democrats"

* Sacramento Bee:  "In politically hot Sacramento, no contest for several prominent school boards"

Monday
Aug292016

SACRAMENTO: 2015-2016 legislative session, "California Legislature's whiffs -- on affordable housing, road repairs, more -- provoke frustration and fingerpointing"; Proposition 53, "This wealthy farmer is taking on Sacramento: 'God help you if you disagree with him'"; Senator Mark Leno, "Even rivals say Sen. Mark Leno is one of Sacramento's most accomplished lawmakers. Now his time is up." ...  

Monday
Aug292016

POLITICS (National): 2016 presidential election, post-election?: "GOP plots early wake-up call for Clinton"; also, "Trump's new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency" ....

***2016 presidential election, post-election??

* POLITICO:  "GOP plots early wake-up call for Clinton" - "Looking past Election Day, Republicans sketch plan to stymie a President Hillary Clinton agenda."

* POLITICO:  "Trump's new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency"

Monday
Aug292016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: LACMTA, "Sales-tax boosting Measure M misleading, 7 cities say"; Bay Area, commentary (Matier & Ross), "Big Soda gets boost from the Bern in S.F. and Oakland"; O.C., "Santa Ana City Manager Criticized for Awarding Executive Bonuses"; Oakland, "A's proposed stadium at Oakland's Howard Terminal has pragmatic, emotional potential" ....

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

* Voice of OC:  "Santa Ana City Manager Criticized for Awarding Executive Bonuses"

* San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross):  "Big Soda gets boost from the Bern in S.F. and Oakland"

* Daily Breeze (City News Service):  "Sales-tax boosting Measure M is misleading, 7 cities say"

* East Bay Times:  "A's proposed stadium at Oakland's Howard Terminal has pragmatic, emotional potential"

Monday
Aug292016

POLITICS (National): 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, new campaign chairman Stephen Bannon, domestic violence charges, anti-Semitic remarks: Various reports .... :  

***2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, new campaign chairman Stephen Bannon, domestic violence charges, anti-Semitic remarks....

* New York Times:  "Donald Trump's Campaign Chief, Stephen Bannon, Faced Domestic Violence Charges in 1996"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Domestic violence allegations from 1996 surface against chief of Donald Trump's campaign"

* Vanity Fair:  "Stephen Bannon's Domestic Abuse Charges Deepen Trump's 'Woman Problem'" - "Why does the Republican nominee keep surrounding himself with alleged abusers?"

* NBC News:  "Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks by Ex-Wife"

* Chicago Tribune:  "Trump campaign CEO under new scrutiny over anti-Semitic remarks, domestic violence case"