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Associated Press

   California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats
- 10:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, from the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez,

Los Angeles Times

 Study: Trees, vegetation in some forests have regrown, despite drought
Top of the Ticket - 8:00 am
Over the past year, scientists have studied California’s trees from the air, the ground and even using X-ray technology. Each time, they have arrived at some of version of a similar dreary conclusion: the state’s ongoing drought is wreaking ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Drought,
 #  Time now to narrow, refine and justify homeless tax proposals
Editorial - 5:00 am
Los Angeles County supervisors are pressing Sacramento for authority to place a “millionaire’s tax” on the Nov. 8 ballot to pay for an ambitious program to combat homelessness. State Senate leader Kevin de León wants to help house the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13,
 #  Jerry Brown should veto California's misleading 'Citizen's United' referendum
Editorial - 5:00 am
California is renowned for the extent to which its citizens are allowed to make law at the ballot box. But heading for Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk at the moment is a proposal  that would needlessly clutter the November ballot. It is a a purely ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, referendum,
Bills: SB 254,
 For public officials, accountability for Exide lead contamination has been scant
- 5:00 am
California officials have talked tough about the contamination of up to 10,000 homes with lead from a battery recycling plant, calling it a regulatory failure, an environmental injustice and a public health disaster. Yet accountability for years of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Cristina Garcia, Deborah Hoffman, Barbara Lee, Legislature, Lucille Roybal-Allard,
 Essential California: Will the feds investigate maker of OxyContin?
- 4:00 am
Good morning. It is Saturday, May 28. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Calls for investigation: Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is calling for an investigation into OxyContin’s manufacturer after The Times reported ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jerry Brown,
 On the stump, Bernie Sanders makes pitch for legal pot in California
- 3:10 am
Bernie Sanders darts across California to rally supporters May 27, 2016, 7:14 p.m. Bernie Sanders is the lone presidential candidate stumping in the state ahead of the June 7 primary. Donald Trump says he won't debate Sanders In agricultural ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Jason Kinney, Gavin Newsom, Proposition 19,
 Murder conviction reversed in 23-year-old case that turned on a bite mark
Top of the Ticket - 3:05 am
William Richards was the obvious suspect in the murder of his wife: Pamela was planning to leave him for another man, her killer did not rape her or steal anything, and Richards had no airtight alibi. After three trials — the first two juries hung ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Ming W. Chin, Carol A. Corrigan, Joyce L. Kennard, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar,
 Letters: Yasiel Puig's play has people perplexed
Top of the Ticket - May 27, 6:50 pm
Kudos to Dave Roberts for yanking Yasiel Puig from Tuesday’s game after his 370-foot single against Cincinnati. It’s always inexcusable not to run hard out of the box, and Roberts really should have used a pinch-runner for Puig immediately. It ... »Read  »E-mail story
 L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets
Top of the Ticket - May 27, 6:07 pm
The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert “nuisance' motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans. Officials called it a major step forward toward developing large-scale ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti,
 Hahn to return funds from businessman fined in campaign money-laundering case
Top of the Ticket - May 27, 5:23 pm
A representative for U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn said Friday that her campaign will return $1,500 from a businessman fined in a campaign money-laundering case at Los Angeles City Hall. Hahn campaign spokesman Dave Jacobson said the congresswoman, who ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Eric Garcetti, Janice Hahn, Dave Jacobson, Herb Wesson,
 In agricultural heartland, Trump sides with California farmers over environmentalists
- May 27, 5:09 pm
Donald Trump waded into California’s perennial water wars Friday, taking the side of agriculture and vowing to boost the state’s farmers even if it means cutting back environmental protections. “If I win, believe me, we’re going to start ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, illegal immigration,

Orange County Register

 #  Taiwan's new president making waves in China
Editorial - 6:14 pm
Taiwan made history this year when voters elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-wen. Although her victory was four months ago, she only officially took up her duties last week. Unfortunately, it is clear that the leaders of the Chinese... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Letters: Creating divisions doesn't unify
Editorial - 12:00 am
Re: “CSUF commencement speaker heckled as she uses Spanish, criticizes Trump” [News, May 26]: Afterward, the commencement speaker, Maria Elena Salinas, said, “It’s really sad. And it’s a testament to what has happened to our country. Our... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cartoons: Honor the fallen on Memorial Day
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: A weekend breather from Trump and Hillary cartoons. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Don't believe falsehoods about $15 wage
Editorial - 12:00 am
True or false: A $15 minimum wage will result in businesses laying off their workers and closing their doors? We’ve heard and read these assertions so many times – including in these pages – that it’s hard to believe they are false. How ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, SEIU,
 #  Time, again, to clean up O.C. politics
Editorial - 12:00 am
A number of false and misleading assertions have been made about Measure A, the proposal on the June 7 ballot to create an independent Orange County campaign finance and ethics commission. We’d like to set the record straight. • The commission... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carlos Bustamante, campaign finance, Mike Carona, Shirley Grindle,
 #  Offender reentry program fits national initiative
Editorial - 12:00 am
Several years ago, the Pew Center on the States released an important report that caught the attention of criminal justice officials, policymakers and the public. The report found more than one in 100 American adults was confined to an American ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loretta Lynch,
 #  Making sure parents can hold schools accountable
Editorial - 12:00 am
How to best track the progress of California’s public schools and hold them accountable for educating students continues to spur debate. In 2013, California’s Local Control Funding Formula law streamlined education funding, giving school... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: No Child Left Behind,
 #  Lost pet can be a financial adventure
Editorial - 12:00 am
A couple of years ago, I was visiting friends in Costa Mesa, and my goofy Papillon dog, Casper, wandered away. I drove to the city’s animal shelter, which actually is in Huntington Beach and run by the Orange County Humane Society, and paid $50 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Righeimer,
 #  More harassment of gun owners by Sacramento
Editorial - 12:00 am
SACRAMENTO – The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the Legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Dan Walters,

Sacramento Bee

 #  'Hunkered Hillary' generates smoke, even when there's no fire
Opinion - 5:01 pm
State Department report’s revelations weren’t particularly revelatoryWhat’s damning in the new report is her obsessive, counterproductive secrecy … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  Obama's legacy of a pre-post-racial era
Opinion - 5:01 pm
As Barack Obama’s presidency takes a backseat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph. Not least of the revisionists … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  In New Mexico, Trump fails to enchant
Opinion - 5:01 pm
Never mind Texas. Don’t mess with New Mexico! Apparently, it’s the Land of Enchantment you have to be careful with if you’re a demagogue running for president who portrays Mexico … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: illegal immigration, Mitt Romney,
 #  From pomp and circumstance to informal stand-up, Obama's style evolves in Vietnam
Opinion - 10:59 am
President visits presidential palace in Hanoi, co-working space in Ho Chi Minh CityHe meets with Vietnamese president and sets up a female rapper, Suboi … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
   California AG choice could come down to 2 Democrats
- 10:23 am
Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, from the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez,
   Are Bill Dodd and Mariko Yamada headed for a November faceoff?
- 6:00 am
With overwhelming registration advantage, Democrat almost certain to win open 3rd Senate DistrictDodd and Yamada could both advance in June, transforming staid race into bloody battleOutside groups have spent heavily to boost Dodd so he will face ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eli Broad, Christopher Cabaldon, California Teachers Association, EdVoice, Legislature, Bill Lucia, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, David Townsend, water, Lois Wolk, Mariko Yamada,
   #  California's tax system is in need of reform
Opinion - 5:30 am
On June 7, Californians in 89 jurisdictions will vote on $6.6 billion in local taxesThis is a normal ballot in a state where the tax system is anything but normalThoughtful state policymakers need to find better ways to fund government … Click ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association, cigarette tax, Bob Hertzberg, Legislature, Betty Yee,
   #  Hillary Clinton treads on California Nurses' turf
Opinion - 5:30 am
National Nurses United helps fuel Bernie Sanders’ campaignHillary Clinton underestimates the nurses’ power at her perilAsk Meg Whitman what it’s like to face the nurses’ union … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Cheryl Brown, California Nurses Association, Legislature, Barack Obama, Garry South, Meg Whitman,
 #  Sanders-Trump debate, campaign finance reform, fouling Shasta Lake
Opinion - 12:00 am
A debate without interference … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance,
 In Fresno speech, Donald Trump on water, farms and fish
- May 27, 5:49 pm
At a rally at downtown Fresno's Selland Arena, the Republican presidential candidate covered a wide range of topics Friday, May 27, 2016. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris,
 California bill to combat eating disorders in modeling stalls
- May 27, 5:37 pm
Models would have had mandatory health standards, right to minimum wage … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Marc Levine, minimum wage,
Bills: AB 2539,
 Kevin Faulconer quietly recedes from governor's race he never joined
- May 27, 5:03 pm
Faulconer seen as top GOP challenger for governorSan Diego mayor pledges to serve full four-year termDeparture could increase chances of all-Democratic runoff … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Chiang, Kevin Faulconer, Bob Filner, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Tom Steyer, Ashley Swearengin, Antonio Villaraigosa, Steve Westly,

San Jose Mercury News

 Internal Affairs: Lofgren calls UC San Diego professor a 'bigot' in bathroom beef
- 5:51 pm
In the long drone that makes for a congressional hearing, you rarely hear frank words of judgment about people. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Zoe Lofgren, Dan Newman, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama, Chuck Reed,
 San Francisco Bay: $12 parcel tax for wetlands has big financial backers
- 2:15 am
Through last week, the Yes on AA campaign had raised $2.3 million, while opponents have not formed a campaign committee and are relying on volunteer efforts. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bay Area Council, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein,