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Associated Press

 Brother: Right-to-die advocate Christy O'Donnell dies
- 5:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Talamantes Eggman, Lois Wolk,
 Kasich's NH showing could be tough to convert into more wins
- 2:10 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender John Kasich spent time and money winning over New Hampshire voters.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Weaver,

Los Angeles Times

 Hundreds rally in support of California Coastal Commission director
Environment - 6:42 pm
What began weeks ago as a closed-door effort by the California Coastal Commission to fire Executive Director Charles Lester erupted Wednesday into a spirited public hearing about the direction of the powerful land-use agency. 'This hearing is not ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Douglas,
 #  Justice finally catches up with Sheriff Lee Baca - who helped deny it to others
Editorial - 3:48 pm
It is tempting to imagine disgraced former Sheriff Lee Baca — who now faces up to six months in federal prison — serving his time behind bars, itching to tell authorities of the abuse that he and other inmates routinely suffer at the hands of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lee Baca,
 Charter school groups complain to LAUSD, then score some new schools
- 1:45 pm
After formally complaining that the Los Angeles Unified School District is treating them with increasing unfairness, charter school operators caught a few breaks at Tuesday's school board meeting. The Board of Education did reject one proposal for a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Unified School District,
 Los Angeles seeks to shut down massage parlors in Eagle Rock, North Hollywood and Wilmington
- 12:31 pm
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office is trying to ban a group of massage parlor owners from operating within the city, accusing them of running fronts for prostitution in Eagle Rock and other areas, officials said Wednesday. In a lawsuit citing ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lee Baca, Mike Feuer,
 San Diego voters will decide on a minimum wage increase
- 7:00 am
Voters will get a chance on June 7 to decide whether the city should have a higher minimum wage than the $10 an hour required by the state. City Council members voted Monday to place incremental minimum wage increases up to $11.50 on the June ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Faulconer,
 Coastal Commission will hear litany of protests today as it moves to fire its executive director
- 6:00 am
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a public hearing in Morro Bay on Wednesday to determine whether the embattled executive director of the California Coastal Commission should be fired. The panel is to consider the dismissal of Charles ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Douglas, minimum wage,
 Essential California: Drought fatigue sets in
- 5:00 am
Good morning. It is Wednesday, Feb. 10. The owner of the Los Angeles Rams, Stan Kroenke, just purchased a Texas ranch that is larger than the cities of L.A. and New York combined. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Drought, Sandra Hutchens, Todd Spitzer,
 Superintendent Michelle King on frog dissection, STEM and the future of charters at LAUSD
- 5:00 am
It bears repeating that the beleaguered Los Angeles Unified School District - the nation's second largest, with two-thirds of a million school-kids - is on its ninth change of superintendent in 20 years [one man served three different times]. After ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Patt Morrison,
 Supt. Michelle King on frog dissection, STEM and the future of charters at LAUSD
Top of the Ticket - 5:00 am
It bears repeating that the beleaguered Los Angeles Unified School District - the nation's second largest, with two-thirds of a million school-kids - is on its ninth change of superintendent in 20 years (one man served three different times). After ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Patt Morrison,
 #  L.A. finally passes a unified plan to help the homeless - now the hard part begins
Editorial - 5:00 am
On Tuesday, both the county and the city of Los Angeles approved far-reaching and ambitious plans to help homeless people off the streets through a combination of housing, rental subsidies, case management and expanded counseling, therapy and other ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Mark Ridley-Thomas,
 Essential Politics: New Hampshire primary results are just the beginning
- 3:00 am
I’m Christina Bellantoni, your morning-after Essential Politics host. And like this primary season, we’re just getting started. As both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would say, it was a yuuuuge night. Both men, as different as can be but both ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Julia Brownley, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Chris Megerian, John Myers, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama,
 The pristine beauty of California's coast shouldn't be for the few
- 3:00 am
I'm sitting on a beach in San Simeon as blue surf cracks before me and wispy clouds drift overhead like sea smoke. I'm wondering how to do justice to what I see. But it's a fool's errand. Mere words don't measure up when you try to describe the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dayna Bochco, Susan McCabe, Anthony Rendon,
 When it comes to saving water, Southern Californians are tapped out - or are they?
- 2:30 am
After months of responding to calls to save water, Southern Californians say they've hit a wall. Nearly 9 in 10 respondents say they strongly or somewhat agree that 'I've already cut back on water use at my home as much as I can' and 'There's not ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Drought,
 House passes bill focused on mental health of female veterans
- 12:05 am
Under a House bill passed Tuesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have to look closely at whether its mental health and suicide prevention programs meet the needs of the growing number of female veterans. A study released over the summer ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Julia Brownley, Ken Calvert, Scott Peters, Mark Takano,
 Southland sizzles with record-breaking heat
- Feb. 9, 10:45 pm
Snow still capped Southern California's highest mountains Tuesday, but the rest of the region wore a decidedly summer glow as a heat wave continued to break temperature records. Temperatures soared into the 90s, and forecasters expected more of the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District,
 #  Trump wins N.H. while the GOP establishment churns
Editorial - Feb. 9, 9:00 pm
Before the New Hampshire primary, analysts predicted that Donald Trump would finish first on the Republican side and that Sen. Bernie Sanders would easily defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ballot. So it transpired, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 Andre Ward's light-heavyweight debut coming March 26 in Oakland
Top of the Ticket - Feb. 9, 5:34 pm
Unbeaten former super-middleweight champion Andre Ward will make his light-heavyweight debut – and fight for only the second time since November 2013 – when he meets Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera on March 26. Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports announced ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Smith,

Orange County Register

 #  This revolution is being televised
Opinion - 8:00 am
New Hampshire continued the revolt against establishment politics that marked last week’s Iowa caucuses and has been prominent in polling for months. In preliminary counts, Granite State Democrats voted to “feel the Bern” by giving a 60-39... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Social Security is just a legal pyramid scheme
Editorial - 12:00 am
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is “entitlement.” To hear some politicians tell it, we are all... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Obama's wishful budget can't be taken seriiously
Opinion - 12:00 am
When President Obama submitted his proposed budget one year ago, he claimed that he wanted to do away with the “mindless austerity” of the sequestration, which had provided some measure of limitation on government spending. Then in December,... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cartoons: Love is in the air with Bernie
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: Pension liability putting a bigger bite on Californians than Zika mosquitoes. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Letters: Not feeling the Bern - for good reason
Editorial - 12:00 am
I can’t help but be amazed by the popularity of Bernie Sanders with college-age kids. My daughter is in college and tells me that everyone she knows supports Bernie (thankfully not her). What have these kids been taught about history? Where are... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 #  Dan Morain: A doctor digs deep in quest for ways to save lives
Opinion - 6:28 pm
A 20-year-old congressional action blocks federal funding into gun violence preventionSen. Lois Wolk has introduced legislation to spend California money on violence preventionWolk has a powerful ally: the congressman who regrets having blocked ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Cox, Barack Obama, Lois Wolk,
 Insurers back proposed California health plan tax
- 5:37 pm
Most of California's health insurance companies said Wednesday they're supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restructure a tax on health plans. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Bonta, Fred Main,
 #  Nation burns while justices fiddle on climate change
Opinion - 4:37 pm
EPA rules to curb coal emissions blocked by shameful court rulingConservative majority steps in to protect fossil fuel amid havoc from climate changeClean power motivated both Paris climate deal and California regionalization of electric grid ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 Powerful casino tribes raise concerns with California fantasy sports bill
- 3:33 pm
The Morongo and San Manuel bands question the legislation’s fairnessTribes say daily fantasy sports games are illegalAssembly Bill 1437 swept through the Assembly last month … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Adam Gray, Legislature, Marc Levine, Steve Maviglio,
Bills: AB 1437,
   Could California's 16-year-olds be casting ballots?
- 2:24 pm
Bill would allow high-schoolers to vote in school board contestsResearch shows they are ready, author arguesConcern about empowering uninformed adolescents … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kim Alexander, Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature,
 California Editorial Roundup
- 2:16 pm
Feb. 9 … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Florio, Mike Gatto, Legislature, Carol Liu, Kevin Mullin, Fran Pavley, Michael Peevey,
Bills: SB 62, SB 915, SB 933,
 Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for President
- 12:21 pm
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina,
 Amid changing political climate, Feinstein tries yet again with California water bill
- 10:56 am
Feinstein hopes third time is the charm for long-stalled water billHouse Republicans and Delta-area Democrats pose tricky balancing actWhile California drought continues, healthy snowpack promises some relief … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, John Garamendi, Jared Huffman, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 #  Jack Ohman: Hippie Hillary
Opinion - 7:14 am
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 #  Too much rain is going to waste
Opinion - 7:00 am
State and federal regulators are letting water flow into the PacificThey’re putting the well-being of fish over peopleDrought-weary farmers and residents need more relief … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water,
 #  E.J. Dionne Jr.: New Hampshire spanks the elites
Opinion - 5:03 am
Trump and Sanders were the big winners in primaryThe big losers were traditional conservatism, capitalism and Clinton and Bush brandsPoliticians and Wall Street would be foolish to ignore New Hampshire’s shock waves. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  New Hampshire boosts Kasich, and outsiders Sanders and Trump
Opinion - 4:00 am
Two outsiders crush the party establishment in primary Ohio governor is the new best hope for mainstream RepublicansClinton has major problems with young, on trust … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee,
 #  Ruben Navarrette: Christie hurt Rubio, but couldn't help himself
Opinion - 3:01 am
Florida senator’s decline after debate is a reminder that being elected president of the United States is a tall orderChris Christie pummeled Rubio, but didn’t benefit from votersChristie’s campaign is on life support, while Rubio gets to ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Thomas L. Friedman: The many Mideast solutions
Opinion - 2:00 am
The next president will have to deal with a totally different Middle EastThere’s a one-state solution in Israel, and a no-state solution in Syria, Yemen and LibyaPlus, a non-state solution offered by the Islamic caliphate and a rogue-state ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dana Milbank: Rubio self-destructs in New Hampshire
Opinion - 1:00 am
Florida senator was in great shape coming out of Iowa But disastrous debate undid everything he had worked for the past five yearsWhen he finally received scrutiny, voters found an empty suit … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 California corrections chief aims to change prison culture
- Feb. 9, 11:26 pm
California's new corrections chief plans to add training on diversity and leadership for prison employees and to examine what has been effective in other states to change employees' attitudes as he tries to alter a culture that often pits prison ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California prisons, Scott Kernan,
 AM Alert: Coastal Commission to decide director's fate
- Feb. 9, 10:00 pm
Hundreds of supporters are expected to rally in support of Charles Lester … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, campaign finance, John Chiang, Peter Douglas, Fiona Ma, Barack Obama, Tom Steyer, Tom Torlakson, Shirley Weber,
 Sacramento City Council approves pot tax ballot initiative
- Feb. 9, 9:28 pm
Voters to decide whether funds from marijuana cultivation will fund children’s servicesIf June initiative passes, council would set guidelines for earmarking fundsTax would require two-thirds voter support … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jay Schenirer, Darrell Steinberg,
 Wrecking ball for part of California Capitol on the table
- Feb. 9, 5:51 pm
Capitol Annex could be replaced and demolishedOfficials point to building’s age, number of visitorsBrown’s proposed budget included $1.5 billion three-building infrastructure plan … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Chiang, Gavin Newsom, H.D. Palmer,

San Francisco Chronicle

 Gov. Kasich extols the tortoise lane
Debra Saunders - 6:09 pm
[...] they’ve got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. In early GOP debates, Kasich talked too much ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Weaver,
 Christie, Fiorina drop bid for GOP presidential nomination
- 4:49 pm
Christie, Fiorina drop bid for GOP presidential nomination [...] Tuesday’s result appeared to be the final blow for a candidate whose campaign saw glimmers of hope at times, but had trouble from the get-go raising money and building support in a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee,
 Feinstein water plan could permit more pumping for farmers
- 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON — Amid record-high farm revenue and record-low salmon counts in California’s historic drought, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it easier to move more water from rivers to farms in the San Joaquin ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Johnny Amaral, Barbara Boxer, Drought, Dianne Feinstein, John Garamendi, Jared Huffman, water,
 California lawmakers propose 15 percent marijuana sales tax
- 3:23 pm
“Now that there is a long overdue regulatory framework put into place, it’s time to help fund the areas that are most affected by the cultivation - those communities that have long been paying the price of the negative effects of cultivation ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Legislature, George Runner,
 Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department
- 3:23 pm
Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb. Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loretta Lynch,
 Peskin wants S.F. street artists compensated for Super Bowl City
- Feb. 9, 7:40 pm
On Tuesday, Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation to create a $100,000 fund to compensate the street artists, food vendors, shoe shine salesman and other small business owners who were displaced by Super Bowl City. Supervisor Scott Wiener ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ed Lee, Aaron Peskin,
 Supreme Court blocks Obama's climate change rules
- Feb. 9, 7:25 pm
The justices, by a 5-4 vote, issued an unusual emergency order that blocks the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with its effort to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. The court’s order said the ... »Read  »E-mail story

San Jose Mercury News

 Carly Fiorina quits GOP presidential race
- 12:53 pm
DES MOINES (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina,
 Less than one-quarter of BART's cars had working cameras
- 5:01 am
Use of decoys will change shortly, BART officials say, with existing cars to be retrofitted with security cameras and new cars to be delivered in coming years to be equipped with them »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Alicia Trost,
 Obama arrives in Bay Area Wednesday for two Democratic fundraisers
- Feb. 9, 6:32 pm
With his potential successors dominating the airwaves, President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Wednesday for two fundraisers -- including one at the home of a Hillary Clinton donor whose own political ambitions may have been damaged by ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Steve Westly,
 Coastal showdown: Commission to decide whether to fire executive director
- Feb. 9, 6:28 pm
After three weeks of secrets, rumors and public uproar, the California Coastal Commission will deliberate whether to fire embattled Executive Director Charles Lester, whose potential ouster has churned up a Mavericks-sized wave of protest from ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evan Westrup,
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