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Associated Press

   Federal, state leaders pitch for California water tunnels
- 12:40 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Cathleen Galgiani, John Laird, water,
 The Latest: California colleges to post sex assault policies
- July 25, 6:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Rich Gordon, Legislature, Sharon Runner,
 Top California official's essay, posts lack citations
- July 25, 5:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jason Kinney, Gavin Newsom,

Los Angeles Times

 The cartoonist's view of sad Sanders supporters
- 12:57 pm
Democratic National Convention live updates: Vote to nominate Hillary Clinton starts soon July 26, 2016, 1:25 p.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Watch live with us• The roll-call vote to officially ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 Disappointed Bernie fans resist Sanders' hopeful view of Hillary Clinton
- 12:30 pm
Monday evening, Bernie Sanders stood on the stage at the Democratic National Convention as the most influential loser in a presidential primary race since Ronald Reagan in 1976. Except for the hard reality that he is not the party’s nominee, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
   Oil companies weigh in on political feud between two Democratic lawmakers
- 11:59 am
Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Cheryl Brown, California Democratic Party, Connie Leyva, Holly Mitchell,
 California's Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer expected to make a case for Hillary Clinton tonight at the convention
- 11:54 am
Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders asks for time for his backers to grieve July 26, 2016, 11:54 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 California's Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer expected to make a case for Hillary Clinton tonight at the DNC
Top of the Ticket - 11:54 am
Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders asks for time for his backers to grieve July 26, 2016, 11:54 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 The small solution to California's housing shortage
- 10:25 am
Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 26, 2016, 9:49 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Richard Bloom, Gil Cedillo, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Bob Wieckowski,
 An asset or a disruption? What the White House might look like with Bill Clinton in the East Wing
Top of the Ticket - 10:12 am
Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders asks for time for his backers to grieve July 26, 2016, 10:34 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Roger Salazar,
 Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racial recklessness
Top of the Ticket - 9:15 am
To the editor: Earlier this month, The Times reported that seven Latino gang members were charged with the 2014 fire bombing of the homes of black families in a Boyle Heights housing project. The prosecutors allege that the gang members wanted to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez,
 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight female directors and people of color at this year's gathering
- 8:00 am
A movie awards season that's shaping up to be about diversity will get a fitting kickoff at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The early Oscar bellwether will feature a number of stories by and about underrepresented voices. Most ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bruce Lee, Barack Obama, Rob Reiner,
 Today: From Boos to the Bern. A Saint to Those Living on the Streets.
- 5:00 am
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES From Boos to the Bern The first day of the Democratic National Convention opened with boos, the sound of Bernie ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Tom Torlakson,
 Essential California: With so many politicians in Philly, who is California's governor these days?
- 5:00 am
Good morning. It is Tuesday, July 26. We like our avocado toast plain, but if you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent, here are seven toasts to try in Los Angeles. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Silicon ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Hillary Clinton, referendum, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Tom Torlakson,
 #  Democrats see a silver lining in an email release
Editorial - 5:00 am
The unauthorized release of 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee created a huge embarrassment for Hillary Clinton on the eve of the convention that will nominate her for president. Some of the emails confirmed the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Is homelessness a priority or not?
Editorial - 5:00 am
Last year the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors did something smart, urgent and obvious, yet rather unexpected: It set forth its priorities for the coming year, publicly, so that anyone could see them and hold the supervisors accountable for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Mark Ridley-Thomas,
 Your Essential Politics guide to Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
I’m Christina Bellantoni, here with your Essential Politics guide to the Democratic National Convention. Tonight’s theme is &ldqduo;A lifetime of fighting for children and families.” The big event is a state-by-state roll call vote as ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Chris Megerian, John Myers, Barack Obama, Sharon Runner, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Tom Torlakson,
 What the White House might look like with Bill Clinton in the East Wing
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
When Bill Clinton walks onto the stage at the Democratic convention on Tuesday — the night his wife officially wins the Democratic nomination for president — the couple will rest on the edge of history. Never before has the spouse of a former ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Roger Salazar,
 California's small solution to the housing crisis: Small houses
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
To help ease California’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people’s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Richard Bloom, Gil Cedillo, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Bob Wieckowski,
 Read Bernie Sanders' prepared Democratic National Convention speech
Top of the Ticket - July 25, 7:45 pm
Good evening. How great it is to be with you tonight. Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 Sanders supporters threatening to set aside his leadership and ignore Democratic attempts at unity
- July 25, 6:10 pm
They’ve followed Bernie Sanders for more than a year, from the college campuses of Iowa to the dusty fields of California, but as the Democratic National Convention began Monday, the army of loyalists the Vermont senator amassed during his ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Norman Solomon,
 With so many Democratic leaders in California, who is running the state during the DNC?
- July 25, 5:37 pm
Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Legislature, Fiona Ma, Gavin Newsom, Anthony Rendon, Tom Torlakson, Alex Vassar,
 Senate candidate Rep. Loretta Sanchez crashes stage at the Democratic National Convention
- July 25, 5:01 pm
Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 25, 2016, 4:35 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Linda T. Sanchez, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez,

Orange County Register

 #  Conventions this time are unconventional
Editorial - 12:00 am
Donald Trump and his family took charge of the GOP Convention last week. His sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump Jr., and daughter Ivanka Trump Jr., were great. I kid, but if anyone else were to name all his kids “Donald Trump Jr.” in a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  Coming to terms with term limits
Opinion - 12:00 am
Before the Board of Supervisors today is a controversial item on changing the way the county handles term limits. It would allow supervisors “to serve a maximum of three four-year terms in their lifetime and [they] could serve all three... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What do Democrats stand for in 2016?
Opinion - 12:00 am
What does the Democratic Party stand for in this presidential election year? We asked readers a similar question about the Republican Party last week, when the GOP held its national convention and nominated Donald Trump, the New York billionaire, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  Cartoons: A change of clothes we can believe in
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: Debbie's out, Keane's in »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Black votes matter
Editorial - 12:00 am
If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  Letters: Hit the brakes on term limit extension
Editorial - 12:00 am
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is considering placing a measure on this November’s ballot that would ostensibly “strengthen” term limits. The board should reject this self-serving reform proposal crafted “by, for, and on behalf of... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Patricia Bates,

Sacramento Bee

 #  McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of July 26, 2016
Opinion - 12:30 pm
Visual views offered by cartoonists from around the McClatchy network … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Trump threatens NATO allies, emboldens Putin
Opinion - 12:02 pm
Donald Trump is clearly a master at unsettling his adversaries. It may be an effective strategy in business, or even politics, but is irresponsibly dangerous when it comes to international … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
   Video shows killing of Fresno convenience store clerk
- 11:35 am
Security video shows the killing of a Fresno convenience store clerk by two masked men in August 2012. The video was used as evidence in the murder trial of Christopher Roberts, 25, and Dwayne Dodson, 39. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Doug Ose, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez,
 Remedy or boondoggle? Hearings launch on Delta tunnels proposal
- 11:17 am
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build twin tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta effectively went on trial Tuesday, as a key state agency began months of hearings on details of the $15.5 billion proposal. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Laird, referendum, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 #  Is this what really goes on inside the Democratic dance and beer hall?
Opinion - 11:00 am
Dave Barry goes inside the convention hallYou would not believe what he foundHe didn’t find cocktails. But what about mink? … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 Trump isn't as rich or charitable as advertised, Rep. Becerra charges
- 9:29 am
Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra suggests that Trump’s taxes returns have damaging informationBecerra flirted with running for the Senate but decided he’s more effective in the HouseBecarra is the House’s 4th-ranking ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton,
 #  This is why Democrats are still struggling
Opinion - 9:00 am
Clinton must fight materialism and the Sanders tide, and answer hatred with love. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 Jerry Brown, once 'mocked a lot,' back on Democratic Party stage
- 8:55 am
Gov. Jerry Brown returned to Philadelphia to address a Democratic National Convention for the first time in 24 years. It reflects the maturation of a governor who is once again shouldering liberal causes on a national stage. … Click to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Tom Steyer,
 Jerry Brown: 'We're not even close to where we need to be' on climate change
- 8:50 am
Gov. Jerry Brown says he plans to talk about climate change when he addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Doug Ose, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez,
 #  A Trump rally now is Book of Revelation meets 'Art of the Deal'
Opinion - 7:13 am
It was time for a pivot, as they say in politics. Donald Trump preferred a pirouette. Accustomed to playing the scrappy underdog during the Republican primaries, he brought his road … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Bill would undermine California foster care reforms
Opinion - 6:00 am
The Alliance for Children’s Rights has worked on behalf of youths in foster care for nearly 25 years to accomplish critical reforms to the child welfare system. So we share … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
   AM Alert: California DNC delegates get Kamala Harris, but not Loretta Sanchez
- 6:00 am
Many California politicians, including Attorney General Kamala Harris, are addressing the state delegation at the Democratic National Convention this week. But Rep. Loretta Sanchez, her rival for an open U.S. Senate seat, is missing from the list. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, John Chiang, Tom Daly, Kamala Harris, Zoe Lofgren, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez, SEIU, Hilda Solis, Darrell Steinberg, Tom Steyer, water,
 Sanders' backers disrupt, as do Russian hackers, perhaps
- 5:31 am
The Take for Tuesday, from The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barbara Lee, Dan Morain, Bob Mulholland, Alex Padilla, Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Sanchez, Tom Torlakson, Daniel Weintraub,
 #  Analysis: A different kind of party division
Opinion - 1:00 am
If nothing else, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention showed that family feuds are not solely the province of the Republican Party. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  With Merrick Garland obstruction, US Senate sets sad milestone
Opinion - 1:00 am
Judge Merrick Garland has set a record he never sought and one of which no one, certainly not the U.S. Senate, should be proud. July 19 marked 125 days since President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Why I just quit the Republican Party
Opinion - 1:00 am
The Republican Party nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for president of the United States - and I responded by ending my 44-year GOP membership. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Eric Frazier: The political slime is sticking to Democratic convention
Opinion - 1:00 am
Here at the Democratic National Convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders are seething with righteous rage over those now-infamous leaked emails. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Don't apologize for being white; use privilege to create more just society
Opinion - 1:00 am
I am not sorry for being white. And you shouldn't be sorry for your ethnicity, either. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fetal tissue witch hunt drags on
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, July 24: … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Analysis: Limited success of Chinese tire tariffs shows why Trump's trade ideas may not work
Opinion - 1:00 am
A key plank in Donald Trump's economic platform is to get tough on trade, especially with imported Chinese goods, which the Republican presidential nominee wants to slap with a 45 percent tariff. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ana Veciana-Suarez: Political wife, a thankless job, but somebody's got to do it
Opinion - 1:00 am
Marriage, that delicate union precariously balanced on the flimsy notion that is romantic love, can be a difficult proposition in the best of circumstances. Toss it into the political arena and you have Shakespearean drama. The 2016 presidential ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Kaine choice shows how much Clinton values competence
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton,
 #  Commentary: Opening night of Democratic National Convention feels like a party
Opinion - 1:00 am
There are those who believe, or claim to, that there is no difference between the two major American political parties, but no one who wandered onto the convention floors in Cleveland at the beginning of last week or Philadelphia on Monday could ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Rio's intriguing subplot: The Russian athlete who didn't cheat
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, July 26: … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The wrong idea for government and religion
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Sunday, July 24: … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clinton should look to RFK
Opinion - 1:00 am
I know the Democratic nominee has a lot on her mind as she prepares to accept her party's coronation. But as she hones her theme for the Clinton-for-president general election campaign, I suggest she look for inspiration from the White House bid of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Anti-gay conference, Trump's speech, Cruz's pledge, twin tunnels
Opinion - 12:00 am
Message of hate no longer tolerated … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, water,
 #  Sanchez bumbles like a fox
Opinion - July 25, 6:15 pm
Like Donald Trump, Loretta Sanchez is easily dismissed. But 2016 is an unusual political year. Kamala Harris ought to win, but Sanchez can’t be counted out. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, California Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, Field Poll, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez, Steve Westly,
 Darrell Steinberg asks foes to make amends after landslide mayoral win
- July 25, 5:40 pm
Weeks after winning the Sacramento mayor’s race in a landslide, Darrell Steinberg is making clear to two interest groups in particular that he was aggrieved by their political actions. Steinberg said his election foes have some explaining to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Darrell Steinberg, Peter Tateishi,
 Loretta Sanchez lands on national convention stage - sort of
- July 25, 5:08 pm
Loretta Sanchez, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, accompanied her sister, Rep. Linda Snchez of Whittier, to her convention speech, standing behind her and smiling. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez,
 #  Republicans have ceded the ground on faith
Opinion - July 25, 5:03 pm
To win in November, Trump must turn out millions of secular, blue-collar, economic populists – the type of voters Ross Perot once motivated – who have never participated in politics before. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Can Democrats not self-destruct?
Opinion - July 25, 5:02 pm
Clinton beat Sanders fair and square, racking up more votes, more states and more pledged delegates. But the purloined emails, published on the WikiLeaks website, can only increase the ire and resentment of unreconciled Sanders supporters who have ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,

San Jose Mercury News

   Kamala Harris tells California delegates to 'own our power'
- 8:59 am
California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke briefly to California delegates on Tuesday morning, encouraging them to 'own our power' and 'be a leader' at this week's Democratic National Convention. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez,
 Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's essay, posts lack citations
- 7:59 am
An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jason Kinney, Gavin Newsom,
 New law will require temporary license plates in California
- 5:08 am
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that newly purchased vehicles display temporary license plates, approving the bill despite objections from social justice activists who say it will lead to more fines and economic ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Mullin, Rosemary Shahan,
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