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 Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces $1.3-billion drought-relief bill
Los Angeles Times - July 29, 1:19 pm
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed a drought-relief bill Wednesday afternoon that would spend $1.3 billion over the next 10 years on water storage, desalination and other projects in the Golden State. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, David Valadao, water,

 Farmers, fighting back, say they're unfairly blamed for worsening drought
Business Journal / Sacramento - July 29, 1:13 pm
In November the BBC sought to explain “ How almonds are sucking California dry.” Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton followed up in April asking, “ Why do farmers get a free pass from Brown?” California’s agricultural industry this ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George Skelton,

 What Will Obama's Biggest Proposed Climate Action to Date Really Look Like?
The New Republic - July 29, 12:50 pm
As soon as Monday, the Obama administration is expected to unveil its biggest action yet to regulate carbon pollution: The anticipated Clean Power Plan sets the nation’s first limits on carbon from its single largest source by asking states to cut ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Greg Dotson, renewable energy,

 Recycling, desalination focus of new Feinstein drought bill
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 12:43 pm
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has come out with a new drought relief bill that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reservoirs. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water,

 Manifesting Destiny
Boom: A Journal of California - July 29, 12:00 pm
by Tony Gleaton. »Read  »E-mail story

 California public pension proposal would create 'uncertainties,' analyst says
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 11:54 am
Plan lowers cost of traditional pension plans, retiree health careCreates ‘offsetting’ costs to close pension plans, pressure to increase payVoter approval for compensation will mean ‘different outcomes at the bargaining table’ … Click ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Chuck Reed, referendum, Mac Taylor,

 San Bernardino County to drone fliers: Shoo!
Inland Daily Bulletin - July 29, 11:50 am
SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos and the county's top law enforcement and fire officials Wednesday sent a blunt message to illegal drone operators who hinder firefighters: They will not tolerate it, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Cook, Ted Gaines,

 California Editorial Roundup
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 11:48 am
July 22 … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Drought, Gavin Newsom,

 My Word: Celebrating Medicare's 50th by ensuring Medicare for all
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / Opinion - July 29, 11:46 am
Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that established Medicare, providing health insurance to people 65 and older regardless of income or medical history, and dramatically changed ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Nurses Association, California Teachers Association,

 More than two dozen members of Congress have been indicted since 1980
Washington Post - July 29, 11:40 am
A recap »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Robert Garcia,

 Chargers To Open Training Camp Thursday With Public Practice
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - July 29, 11:34 am
The Chargers will have eight other practices at Chargers Park open to the general public. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Fabiani, Kevin Faulconer,

 Boehner allies: Coup plot boosts Dems
The Hill - July 29, 11:31 am
“It’s terrible. It makes no sense,' says Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi,

 California officials arranged $28 million in payments to favored non-profits
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 11:12 am
Nonprofits, schools, businesses received donations during first half of yearSan Diego’s Maritime Museum, Oakland Military Institute among top recipientsBusinesses, unions, government agencies top sources … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Katcho Achadjian, Luis Alejo, Toni Atkins, Energy Commission, Fair Political Practices Commission, Legislature, Brian Maienschein, Gavin Newsom,

 California big cities say they're meeting water savings goal
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 11:08 am
California's largest cities say they're meeting mandatory water conservation targets ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

 Bill would shore up highway aid, veterans' health care
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 10:28 am
Congress is poised to slap another short-term extension on highway and transit programs and fill a budget hole in veterans' health care before lawmakers leave town this week for their August recess: … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

   New Trade Deal Could Undermine Migrant Labor Rights
The Nation - July 29, 9:48 am
Michelle ChenAnd it could deregulate “white collar” jobs. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Costa,

 House Dems urge administration to stop family detentions
The Politico - July 29, 9:25 am
They were used to deal with the influx of immigrants apprehended at the southern border last summer. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Zoe Lofgren, Nancy Pelosi,

 Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines
Sacramento Bee - July 29, 9:24 am
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Paul Krekorian,

 Conservative move against House Speaker John Boehner a sign of discontent
San Jose Mercury News - July 29, 8:05 am
An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

   Trump's presence in first GOP debate makes prep challenging for candidates
Washington Post - July 29, 8:03 am
One adviser likens it to a NASCAR driver preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Ed Rollins, Mitt Romney, John Weaver,

 Republican leaders feeling heat from the right
Yahoo - July 29, 7:34 am
Grassroots anger at GOP leadership in Congress and in the presidential contest has crescendoed in recent days, and the outrage on the right is forcing the GOP to respond. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Kevin McCarthy,

   NFL exec has mixed take on San Diego plan
CalWatchdog - July 29, 7:27 am
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, told a senior NFL executive on Tuesday about the city’s plans to pay for and expedite the building of a new $1.2 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria,

   Hillary Clinton Threads the Needle on Keystone Pipeline
Time Magazine / Swampland, Ana Marie Cox's blog - July 29, 7:25 am
She's avoided taking a stance on a hugely symbolic issue, but many environmentalists aren't upset »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, renewable energy, Tom Steyer,

 Anti-vaccination forces give recall a shot
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - July 29, 6:44 am
They're baaack: Just when you thought the anti-vaccination folks had packed up and left, there's a new wrinkle -- now they want to recall the author of the legislation. From the Bee's Jeremy White: 'Thwarted in the Legislature, opponents of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Kevin Faulconer, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Richard Pan, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
Bills: SB 277,

 California, Don't Get Suckered by the 2024 Olympics
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 29, 6:33 am
After Boston dropped its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quickly put out a statement expressing interest in the Games. Boston needs to be replaced as the American bid city for the games, and early ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,

 HHS Spending and the Quest for More Money
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 29, 6:32 am
The Hoover Institutions’ EUREKA newsletter this month examines California’s Revenue Conundrum. Given the recent clamor for more social spending one chart in the report catches the reader’s eye. The chart shows expenditure by program type from ... »Read  »E-mail story

 LAO Deals a Blow to Pension Measure's Chances
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 29, 6:31 am
The Legislative Analysts Office may have dealt the death knell to an effort to slash the retirement security of California’s teachers, firefighters, peace officers, bus drivers and other public employees this week with a candid assessment of its ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS, Carl DeMaio, Dave Low, Chuck Reed,

 Putting Climate Change Ahead Of Constituents
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 29, 6:30 am
Racial and economic inequality may be key issues facing America today, but the steps often pushed by progressives, including minority politicians, seem more likely to exacerbate these divisions than repair them. In a broad arc of policies affecting ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Teachers Association, green jobs,
Bills: AB 32,

 Newsom-led report pushes pot regulations
CalWatchdog - July 29, 6:26 am
Chairing a panel on California’s would-be approach to legal marijuana has tamped down his enthusiasm for pot permissiveness, said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, as the blue-ribbon panel released a sweeping new report on the question. The commission ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Ammiano, Gavin Newsom,

 Obama Backs the Bureaucrats
Wall Street Journal / Opinion - July 29, 6:05 am
The President is hoping you’ve forgotten about the VA scandal. »Read  »E-mail story

 Drought now Californians' top concern, poll finds
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - July 29, 6:00 am
Voter concern over California's drought is 'extremely high and intensifying,' according to a new poll, while a majority of respondents said they would willingly pay 'a few more dollars a month' to improve state water infrastructure. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lester Snow,

 Electric car sharing program rolls out in L.A.
CalWatchdog - July 29, 5:18 am
Courtesy Sen. Kevin de León’s office As many as 7,000 low-income Los Angeles residents could eventually take part in a state-funded electric car sharing program that rolled out last week. State and city officials celebrated the soft launch of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Eric Garcetti, Legislature,

 Essential California: Did you care what your neighbor thought about your lawn?
Los Angeles Times - July 29, 5:00 am
Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 29. Dodger Stadium now has a kosher food stand, which will offer three kinds of kosher hot dogs. The stand will close on Friday nights and Saturdays as Jews celebrate Shabbat. Here's what else is happening in the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steven P. Erie, Tom LaBonge, Joe Mathews, water,

 California is falling apart; here's why
Los Angeles Times - July 29, 4:44 am
On July 19 the collapse of a 'functionally obsolete' bridge shut down nearly 50 miles of Interstate 10. What was the problem? Too much rain, too little infrastructure. Infrastructure? Don't stop reading: Your life, literally, depends on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Steven P. Erie, Proposition 26, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water,

 Mayor Garcetti has served up big, heaping plates of waffle
Los Angeles Times - July 29, 3:43 am
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was at his best last week when he spoke to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors about raising the minimum wage. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Brian D'Arcy, Eric Garcetti, Bernard Parks, Herb Wesson,

 Keeping up with the Joneses' drought-friendly yard boosted MWD's tab for rebates
Los Angeles Times - July 29, 3:41 am
When it came down to it, the number crunchers at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California knew they saved a lot more water for every dollar spent subsidizing low-flush toilets than drought-friendly lawns. »Read  »E-mail story

 The 6 big issues where we still don't know where Hillary Clinton stands
Washington Post - July 29, 3:30 am
Maybe she's still making up her mind. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, renewable energy,

 Does Foregoing Your Glass of Restaurant Water Actually Help the Drought?
Mother Jones - July 29, 3:10 am
If you've dined out in California lately, you may have noticed something missing: your complimentary glass of water. That's no accident. Last winter, as the state's epic drought wore on, the Water Resources Control Board was desperate to reduce ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Gleick,

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