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Los Angeles Times

 Overtime for farmworkers, a ban on elephant bullhooks and other bills that should become law in California
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
It’s make or break time for proposed new state laws as the Legislature rushes to finish its latest two-year session and adjourn until December. To have a chance of becoming law, bills must be approved by both chambers before the end of the day ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Jerry Hill, Legislature, minimum wage,
Bills: AB 72, SB 799, SB 1046, SB 1062, SB 1190,
   Black Lives Matter gets a cool reception in some black churches known for past activism
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
For decades, they’ve been catalysts for civil rights activism, occupying an important niche at the center of protests over police misconduct and racial flashpoints in Los Angeles, from the Rodney J. King beating to the murder trial of O.J. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Connie Rice,
   Black Lives Matter getting a cool reception in some black churches known for past activism
- 5:00 am
For decades, they’ve been catalysts for civil rights activism, occupying an important niche at the center of protests over police misconduct and racial flashpoints in Los Angeles, from the Rodney J. King beating to the murder trial of O.J. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Connie Rice,
 An unlikely supervisors' race runoff launches with a Santa Clarita forum and a fight over ballot statement
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
In the race to replace retiring L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, a long-shot candidate is hoping to ride anti-Donald Trump sentiment to victory by playing up his Democratic Party affiliation, while his more established and better-funded ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Elan Carr, Janice Hahn, Bob Huff,
 Essential California: Black Lives Matter gets cool reception from some black churches
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
Good morning. It is Monday, Aug. 29. Steven Gerrard of the L.A. Galaxy just had his first In-N-Out burger. How was it? “Life changing.” Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Civil rights movement For decades, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jackie Lacey, Holly J. Mitchell,
Bills: SB 443,
 Essential Politics: The Clintons and the Nigerian billionaire
- 3:00 am
A Nigerian billionaire and a famed basketball player drew the most attention on the presidential campaign trail over the weekend. I’m Christina Bellantoni. Welcome to Essential Politics, in what might be the final quiet week of this election. On ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Jackie Lacey, Legislature, Mark Leno, John Myers,
 Energy storage is taking on a greater role in the power grid. But how big can it get?
- 3:00 am
In a fast-developing industry teeming with technologies that promise to be the next big thing, energy storage appears to be the biggest. Its supporters not only sing its praises but also tout what they say is its inevitability. “We’re going to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Energy Commission, renewable energy,
 Even after reforms, the state's energy regulator can still have private meetings with utility companies
- 12:05 am
For years, state lawmakers have been trying to crack down on private meetings between utility companies and members of the California Public Utilities Commission after revelations that top officials and industry executives had frequent dinner ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Gatto, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Mark Leno, Michael Peevey,
 Even rivals say Mark Leno is one of Sacramento's most accomplished lawmakers. And now, his time is up.
- 12:05 am
Mark Leno flashes a broad smile when a conversation about his political legacy pivots to an earlier part of his life, when he was a restless young man who abruptly decided to walk away from rabbinical school without any plan for what would ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, California Republican Party, Geoff Kors, Legislature, Mark Leno, Carole Migden, minimum wage, Proposition 8, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darrell Steinberg, John Whitehurst,

Sacramento Bee

 #  Letters: Toddler and health care costs, sheriff's deputies and appeal costs, Common Core, EpiPens
Opinion - 6:02 am
At what cost to keep toddler alive? … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 AM Alert: Barbara Boxer's farewell tour comes to Sacramento
- 6:00 am
California isn’t letting Barbara Boxer go quietly. The 75-year-old U.S. senator is leaving office in a few months, capping a 33-year congressional career in which she earned a reputation as … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Cheryl Brown, Lorena Gonzalez, Isadore Hall, Kamala Harris, Anthony Rendon, Loretta Sanchez,
 Where California politicians stand on pot legalization
- 6:00 am
California politicians have traditionally opposed legalizing marijuana. In 2010, amid fierce debate about the pot legalization measure Proposition 19, every statewide elected official expressed disapproval. In more recent years, officials … ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Kevin Faulconer, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Proposition 19, Anthony Rendon, Dana Rohrabacher, Tom Steyer, Eric Swalwell, Antonio Villaraigosa, Betty Yee,
 #  Rising drug prices the fault of insurers, not drug companies
Opinion - 6:00 am
Republican voters hate Obamacare, but they hate high prescription drug prices even more. Health care scholar Avik Roy recently pointed to the polls as a reason the GOP must develop … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The Take: A stand for farmworkers, more Trump follies
Opinion - 5:31 am
Good morning. On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Let the countdown begin. The legislative session … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Bonta, Hillary Clinton, Lorena Gonzalez, Dan Morain, Anthony Rendon, Tom Steyer,
Bills: AB 1066, SB 32, SB 654, AB 2868, SB 1190,
 #  Why Clinton Republicans matter
Opinion - Aug. 28, 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON – Not since Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign has there been such widespread public disavowal by Republicans of their party’s nominee. The Hillary Clinton Republicans will be one of the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,

San Francisco Chronicle

 Almost 200 proposed laws await governor's OK " or not
- 3:01 am
There are already nearly 200 bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, including legislation to eliminate the statute of limitation on rape prosecutions, limit the use of solitary confinement at juvenile detention facilities, and eliminate sales tax on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Chiu, Cristina Garcia, Lorena Gonzalez, Isadore Hall, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Mark Leno, Connie Leyva, Brian Maienschein, Tony Mendoza, minimum wage, Holly Mitchell, Fran Pavley, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Bob Wieckowski,

San Jose Mercury News

   Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects
- 4:50 am
State Sen. Loni Hancock's effort comes after a Utah plan to export fossil fuel through the port of Oakland Phil Tagami project was revealed. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loni Hancock, renewable energy, Phil Tagami,
Bills: SB 1279,
 More electric cars, more solar power expected as California struggles to reach tough new climate standards
- 3:35 am
California lawmakers passed SB 32, which will require the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Legislature, Mary Nichols, Barack Obama, Fran Pavley, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, renewable energy, Dorothy Rothrock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Sweeney,
Bills: AB 32, SB 32,
 Legislature whiffs on major issues like housing and transportation
- Aug. 28, 8:26 pm
Overcoming fierce opposition from Big Oil last week to pass sweeping new climate change legislation was a big win for Gov. Jerry Brown and other top Democrats -- but as the legislative session enters its waning hours, it's becoming increasingly ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Beall, Jim Frazier, Jean Fuller, Legislature, Anthony Rendon,