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Los Angeles Times

 Essential California: Boom time for California real estate, but is a bust coming?
Top of the Ticket - 5:30 am
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, May 24, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Boom times The median home price in Los Angeles County rose nearly 6% in April from a year ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Today: Britain Goes on High Alert
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
Britain is mobilizing troops to help protect key locations from another potential terror attack. 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 Britain Goes on High ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jackie Lacey, Senate Republicans,
 Seven ways #TrumpBudget could affect schools in California and nationwide
 Essential Politics: Trump dashes to Rome, slashes federal spending
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
While news about President Trump has been dominated for weeks by accusations of scandal, there’s a new thread to talk about as the week reaches its midpoint: his plan to make major cuts in a slew of domestic spending programs. And that’s gotten ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Myers, Phil Ting,
 Not so high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down. They had bigger worries, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, John Chiang,
 Frustrated with campus discourse limits, California Republicans take on 'free speech zones'
Top of the Ticket - 12:05 am
In the realm of political odd couples, state Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber and aspiring public interest lawyer Nicolas Tomas may be among the oddest. Tomas, a 26-year-old Democrat, is a promoter of the vegan lifestyle. Nielsen, a 72-year-old ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Baker, Legislature, Melissa Melendez, Jim Nielsen,
Bills: SB 472,
 7 things you need to know about how Trump's budget would affect schools in California and nationwide
Top of the Ticket - May 23, 7:35 pm
President Trump's proposed budget would cut federal education spending, increase charter school money, eliminate some programs and create a new grant program for funding school choice. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Tom Torlakson,
 Gov. Brown's 'environmental justice' tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods
Top of the Ticket - May 23, 7:05 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods and meet with activists who have criticized his administration for doing too little to protect the health of the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Environmental Justice, Cristina Garcia,
Bills: AB 378,
 Judge 'underwhelmed' by sheriff's search for evidence in O.C. snitch scandal
Top of the Ticket - May 23, 7:05 pm
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department insists it has been working hard to comply with a judge’s long-standing orders to divulge records concerning its handling of jailhouse informants. On Tuesday, however, a 24-year veteran of the department ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sandra Hutchens, Tony Rackauckas,
   Legislative lawyers suggest Gov. Jerry Brown's interpretation of a long-standing state spending limit is wrong
Top of the Ticket - May 23, 5:47 pm

In this article: Legislature, Jim Nielsen, Richard Roth,

Sacramento Bee

 Decimated by drought, salmon fishing teeters on the brink in California
- 6:00 am
Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. A wet winter may have finally pulled the state … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Travis Allen, Rob Bonta, Ed Hernandez, Legislature, Kevin McCarty, Anthony Rendon,
Bills: ACA 15,
 #  Trump's brutal budget; a better way to vote
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. Jack Ohman muses about President Trump’s visit … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Nurses Association, Ricardo Lara, universal health care, Dan Walters,
 Tempers flare as troubled California tax board weighs audit reforms
- May 23, 6:18 pm
Tempers flared at a testy Tuesday meeting where elected members of a troubled state tax board began restricting their own powers while they braced for changes that may be forced … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Diane Harkey, Jerome Horton, Elaine Howle, Fiona Ma, George Runner, Betty Yee,
   Will Legislature raise taxes by $200 billion for universal health care
- May 23, 5:27 pm
The timing of Monday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing was exquisite. It came hours after a raucous convention of the California Democratic Party, during which ascendant left-wing activists loudly demanded … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, California Nurses Association, John Chiang, Ricardo Lara, Gavin Newsom, universal health care, Antonio Villaraigosa,
Bills: SB 562,
   Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight
- May 23, 5:13 pm
A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Richard Bloom, Jeffrey Price,
 Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
- May 23, 5:05 pm
Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  An orb, a sword and a slap
Opinion - May 23, 5:01 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. – By now you’re exhausted by all the head-swiveling news – the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president’s trip to Everywhere; and investigation upon investigation of the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

San Francisco Chronicle

 Trump budget plan would cut many billions from domestic programs
- May 23, 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON — A Trump administration budget proposal released Tuesday that even some Republicans dismissed as too draconian would slash hundreds of billions of dollars from programs that provide health coverage to low-income people in California ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, David Valadao,
 California lawmakers move to take control of UC president's budget
- May 23, 5:58 pm
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure that would help them wrest control of spending by University of California President Janet Napolitano’s office. The moves come after ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ed Hernandez, Elaine Howle, Legislature, Phil Ting,