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California's ‘sanctuary’ policy attacked in new ballot initiative -- The parents of two young people killed by immigrants are leading an effort to repeal California's "sanctuary state" policy and criminalize officials who obstruct federal law. Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/4/18

Clark shooting raises more questions, Sacramento councilman says -- The Sacramento City Councilman who represents the neighborhood where Stephon Clark was fatally shot last month is raising more questions about the incident, but said he’s confident the investigation of the shooting will be fair. Ryan Lillis in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/4/18

Chinese crime syndicate‘s alleged pot grows lead to seizure of 100 homes in Sacramento area -- In the largest operation of its kind, federal agents swept across the Sacramento region Tuesday and Wednesday targeting about 75 homes serving as suspected marijuana growing sites that authorities say are operated by a Chinese organized crime syndicate. Sam Stanton in the Sacramento Bee$ Don Thompson Associated Press -- 4/4/18

Facebook Says Data on 87 Million People May Have Been Shared -- Facebook Inc. said that the data on as many as 87 million people, most of them in the U.S., may have been improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica. Sarah Frier Bloomberg -- 4/4/18

House panel says Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify April 11 -- Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing will focus on the Facebook’s “use and protection of user data.” Announcement of the hearing date comes as Facebook faces scrutiny over its data collection following allegations that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users to try to influence elections. Richard Lardner Associated Press -- 4/4/18

Federal law limits Trump's proposal to send troops to guard border -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he hopes to send members of the military to guard the southwest border — an escalation in his push to reduce the number of immigrants coming to the U.S. But without sign off from Congress or Gov. Jerry Brown, federal law will likely block the president’s plans, at least in California. Kate Morrissey in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

YouTube shooter was questioned before attack, found calm -- Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home. Michael Balsamo and Ryan Nakashima Associated Press -- 4/4/18

ACLU sues Orange County Sheriff and DA over jailhouse snitch scandal -- The ACLU of Southern California filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Orange County's district attorney and sheriff for allegedly violating the rights of criminal defendants by misusing jailhouse informants to secure convictions. Jill Replogle KPCC -- 4/4/18

LA Sheriff watchdog is scrutinizing shooting investigations after KPCC reports -- KPCC's investigation found Billups was one of four people fired at by Inzunza in a seven-month span, according to district attorney records. Each time, Inzunza said he feared for his life, and each time officials found Inzunza was justified to shoot. Two of the four men shot were unarmed, according to official records. The other two men, Billups and Alejandro Trejo, told KPCC it didn't happen the way officers said it did, that they too were unarmed at the time of the shooting. Billups' public defender later made that argument on his behalf in court. Billups leveled a serious accusation: He claimed Deputy Inzunza planted a gun. Annie Gilbertson KPCC -- 4/4/18

5 ways police shooting investigations could become more transparent -- With the police shooting of an unarmed young black man once again on the front pages, California State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Tuesday introduced a bill that would mandate the public release of police investigations into officer shootings and other serious uses of force. California law currently prohibits the release of any information related to a police officer’s personnel file. That includes investigations into officer shootings or other serious uses of force. Frank Stoltze KPCC -- 4/4/18

LAUSD board to play more direct role in setting rules for charter schools — and charter leaders are thrilled -- Five months ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District was locked in a "game of chicken" with the leaders of almost two-dozen L.A. charter schools — a showdown that appeared headed for a crash. Kyle Stokes KPCC -- 4/4/18

'He's making a fortune off the taxpayer': Candidate bashes GOP rival in governor's race -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen is going after his Republican rival John Cox for his business dealings as owner of a residential property management company in the Midwest. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/4/18

Tony San Francisco enclave drenched its greenery on city’s dime for over a century -- Homeowners who live in San Francisco’s gated Presidio Terrace have been using up to 1 million gallons of city water a year to maintain the picture-perfect trees, walkways and flower beds along their private street — and the city has been paying the bill. Matier & Ross in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

Police say relatives never warned about YouTube shooter -- A day before a woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters, her father said he warned police that his daughter was upset with the company’s handling of her videos and might be planning to go to its offices, but authorities say her relatives gave no indication she might turn violent. Michael Balsamo and Ryan Nakashima Associated Press -- 4/4/18

Police say YouTube shooter practiced at gun range prior to attack; two released from hospital -- Suspected YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam practiced at a gun range Tuesday morning before she went to the company’s San Bruno campus and wounded three people before shooting and killing herself in what investigators say was a violent revolt against the company’s content policies, authorities said. Robert Salonga and Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/4/18

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes Federal Reserve to hold formal vote on Wells Fargo reform plan -- In February, the Fed board voted unanimously to order Wells Fargo to cap its growth and improve its corporate governance in response to the bank's unauthorized accounts scandal and other problems. Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Earthquakes: A fight to protect infrastructure -- A Los Angeles lawmaker is proposing updated earthquake legislation geared toward saving infrastructure, noting that modern building codes are designed to save lives but not necessarily preserve the physical structures. Jessica Hice Capitol Weekly -- 4/4/18

Lopez: On one of L.A.'s steepest streets, an app-driven frenzy of spinouts, confusion and crashes -- Nobody could have known, several years ago, that technological progress could make life so complicated in Echo Park. But along Baxter Street, everyone seems to have a story about the ineptitude of drivers — following directions from navigation apps — who can't seem to handle one of the steepest inclines in Los Angeles. Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Fox: Unions Want a Republican to Face Newsom in November—but Not Only for the Reason You Think -- A number of public unions that are backing Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor want to see their man and a Republican finish one-two in the June primary. In fact, nearly all the state public unions, whether behind Newsom or for another Democrat, would prefer a Democratic candidate to square off against a Republican for governor. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 4/4/18

Is former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka’s world-view the future of the GOP? Some worry answer is yes -- His critics call him an extremist, an Islamophobe and a friend to neo-Nazis. But the Unite Inland Empire Conservative Conference is calling Sebastian Gorka its keynote speaker. Jeff Horseman in the Riverside Press Enterprise$ -- 4/4/18

Moody's economist: Trump trade war will cost 190,000 jobs -- In addition to the multi-day bloodbath on Wall Street, the U.S.-China tariffs war will cost 190,000 American jobs thus far and shave a smidgen of GDP growth from the economy, projects Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. Steve LeVine Axios -- 4/4/18

California Family Gets $1.6 Million After 3-Year-Old Was Scarred by Bedbugs -- A family in California whose son was permanently scarred by bedbug bites has been awarded nearly $1.6 million by a civil jury. It was the highest amount ever paid to a single family in a bedbug case in the United States, according to the family’s lawyer. Christina Caron in the New York Times$ -- 4/4/18

 

California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at YouTube policies ID’d as shooter -- The woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday was a disgruntled video-maker, Nasim Aghdam of Southern California, law enforcement sources told The Chronicle. On a website consisting of a collage of photos and video posts, Aghdam rails against YouTube for taking down some of her videos and for skimping on revenue driven by the traffic to her YouTube page. Dominic Fracassa, Annie Ma and Kevin Fagan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

YouTube Shooting: Doctor treating victims blasts endless gun violence -- Mass shootings are a routine occurrence for the trauma team at San Francisco General Hospital. One week it’s a deadly shootout in the Mission District, the next it’s people with life-threatening gunshot wounds coming in from Bayview or the South of Market neighborhood. Jenna Lyons and Erin Allday in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

An hour of terror: ‘Active shooter at YouTube HQ’ -- YouTube, where millions turn to watch news of the world unfold, became the subject of its own trending video feed Tuesday after its headquarters turned into a shooting ground for a woman who critically wounded an employee and injured two others in a courtyard before killing herself. Julia Prodis Sulek, Robert Salonga, Kellie Ann Benz and David DeBolt in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/4/18

Blood, bullets and terror at YouTube headquarters after woman opens fire -- A suburban corporate tech center south of San Francisco turned into a scene of terror as police responded to reports of an active shooter at YouTube headquarters on Tuesday. Angel Jennings, Benjamin Oreskes, and Tracey Lien in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Mountain View police found Nasim Aghdam sleeping in car hours before YouTube shooting -- The 39-year-old woman who authorities say opened fire at YouTube's San Bruno, Calif., headquarters, wounding three people before killing herself, had recently been reported missing by her family. Richard Winton and Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

YouTube shooting unleashes Silicon Valley liberty vs. security debate -- The deadly shooting at the YouTube headquarters Tuesday highlighted the tension between Silicon Valley’s tradition of free-wheeling creativity and the demands for heightened security in our increasingly unsettled world. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/4/18

YouTube recently banned videos related to sale of guns, accessories -- About two weeks before a shooting Tuesday at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, the company rolled out new restrictions on videos involving weapons and firearms. Authorities said the female shooter at YouTube’s campus injured others and apparently shot and killed herself on Tuesday, and they aren’t linking the incident to YouTube’s recent crackdown on gun-related videos. Seung Lee in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/4/18

YouTube shooter’s father in Menifee says she was angry at company -- The night before Nasim Aghdam opened fire in a courtyard at YouTube’s headquarters Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police found the San Diego woman sleeping in her car. She had been reported missing by her family in Southern California, and her father Ismail Aghdam told police she might be going to YouTube because she “hated” the company. Ethan Baron and Matthias Gafni in the Riverside Press Enterprise$ -- 4/4/18

Suspect in YouTube shooting lived in San Diego -- A woman with that name is identified in an August 2009 article in The San Diego Union-Tribune that reported on a group of about two dozen protesters who showed up outside Camp Pendleton to denounce the use of pigs in military-trauma training. The woman identified as Aghdam, then 29, is described as a San Diego animal rights activist, who on that day was dressed in a wig and jeans with large blood drops painted on them. Dana Littlefield and Teri Figueroa in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

Teens ask Issa for town hall on school shootings -- Citing fears of school shootings, a handful of teens from the region demanded Tuesday that U.S. Rep Darrell Issa hold a town hall to address gun violence and school shootings. Teri Figueroa in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Suggests 'Paid Protesters' Agitated Deputy Before His SUV Hit Stephon Clark Demonstrator -- Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones is suggesting that “paid protesters” inflamed Saturday’s demonstration and vigil for Stephon Clark and antagonized his deputies — and that the deputy whose vehicle struck an activist was unaware he’d hit someone. Sammy Caiola and Nick Miller Capital Public Radio -- 4/4/18

Stephon Clark killing prompts call to toughen rules for police shootings -- Police would be allowed to use lethal force only when it’s necessary to prevent imminent death or injury and when there is no reasonable alternative, under a bill proposed Tuesday by Assembly members Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento. Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

Walters: Will anyone be accountable for Stephon Clark’s death? -- As the capital of the nation’s most complex and populous state, Sacramento is no stranger to protest marches and other forms of political expression. Dan Walters Calmatters -- 4/4/18

Why an election tradition in California is banned in other states -- It’s hard to think of three words subject to more intense election-year scrutiny than the ones California candidates can include beneath their names on the ballot. Emily Cadei in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/4/18

These 13 California legislators are getting two government checks a month -- Amid ongoing warnings about underfunded public employee pension funds, more than a dozen California state lawmakers are augmenting their $107,242 salaries by collecting retirement payments from previous government jobs, a practice that taxpayer activists condemn as “double dipping.” Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Woman sues California Senate, claiming she was fired in retaliation for harassment complaints -- A former employee filed a lawsuit against the state Senate and former Sen. Tony Mendoza on Tuesday alleging that she was fired in retaliation for reporting that he sexually harassed a young woman working in his office last year. Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Community college trustee Sydney Kamlager wins Assembly special election, two other races go to June runoff -- Sydney Kamlager, a Los Angeles community college trustee, was elected Tuesday to the Assembly in a special election while candidates in two other nearby vacant seats are headed to a June 5 runoff. Kamlager, 45, will serve the remaining seven months in the term of former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who cited health issues in his resignation late last year. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Kevin Modesti in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 4/4/18

Feinstein keeping mayor’s race at bay, but will meet with Breed -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she may stay out of the San Francisco mayor’s race, but she plans to meet with one candidate — Supervisor London Breed — later this week. “I haven’t met with any of the others,” Feinstein told The Chronicle’s editorial board on Tuesday. “I don’t know that I will become involved.” Rachel Swan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

Santa Ana sides with state in sanctuary city legal fight -- After several Orange County cities declared their opposition to California’s “sanctuary state” law, the Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday, April 3, decided to back the law in court. The U.S Department of Justice is suing California over the law, which limits when and how state and local government and law enforcement agencies can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Alicia Robinson in the Orange County Register -- 4/4/18

A year after crumbling, Oroville Dam’s rebuilt spillway could be tested by coming storm -- The 700-foot-deep Lake Oroville is just 36 feet below capacity this week, officials said, and its water may have to be released through the restored half-mile-long concrete chute, which partially collapsed in February of 2017. The spillway’s failure triggered concerns that a wall of water would pour uncontrollably from the dam. Kurtis Alexander in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow in the Sacramento Bee$ Steve Schoonover in the Chico Enterprise-Record -- 4/4/18

Taxes, Fees, Rates, Tolls, Bonds 

Marin, San Francisco clean power customers could pay more under PG&E proposal -- A fast-growing number of California cities and counties, including San Francisco, are buying electricity for their citizens, taking over a job formerly filled by utility companies such as Pacific Gas and Electric Co. David R. Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/4/18

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

Lockheed Martin wins $248-million contract to build NASA supersonic X-plane -- Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has won a $247.5-million contract to build an X-plane for NASA that will be capable of flying at supersonic speeds without generating such a loud sonic boom. The full-scale plane, known as the low-boom flight demonstrator, is to be built at the Skunk Works facility in Palmdale. The plane's first flight is set for 2021. Samantha Masunaga in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Poll: Majority of Californians fear self-driving cars -- Weeks after an autonomous Uber fatally hit a pedestrian in Arizona, an opinion poll released Tuesday found that a majority of Californians don’t want the technology operating where they live and play. Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

Water  

Smaller Water Tunnel Project Means Higher Costs For San Diego -- The Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District is abandoning its push for the two-tunnel California WaterFix project, because MWD could not cultivate support from the state’s large agricultural districts. Erik Anderson KPBS -- 4/4/18

Homeless  

Judge threatens to bar Orange County from enforcing anti-camping laws if it can't shelter homeless -- The political crisis over homelessness in Orange County approached a crucial moment Tuesday as a federal judge raised the prospect of barring local governments from enforcing anti-camping ordinances if officials cannot create temporary shelters for hundreds being swept out of tent cities. Hannah Fry in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

What happens when a judge calls on Orange County cities to talk about housing homeless people? -- After last week’s tumult over proposed tent structures to temporarily house homeless people, a federal judge has cajoled a commitment from south Orange County mayors to focus an upcoming monthly meeting on where to locate an emergency shelter in their region. Theresa Walker in the Orange County Register -- 4/4/18

Housing  

Santa Ana citizens seek to put rent control on city’s ballot -- If the filing complies with city requirements, Santa Ana will become the seventh city in California – and the fifth in Southern California – where citizens are circulating petitions seeking limits to rent hikes and requiring justification for issuing move-out notices to tenants. Jeff Collins in the Orange County Register -- 4/4/18

Judge puts the brakes on Koreatown apartment tower -- A judge has overturned Los Angeles' approval of a 27-story apartment tower in Koreatown, handing the city yet another defeat over its handling of real estate projects. David Zahniser in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

San Diego average rent up to $1,887, breaking record -- High-end apartment complexes downtown helped raise the rates substantially, especially those that opened in the last few months, according to data from San Diego-based MarketPointe Realty Advisors. Phillip Molnar in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

Education 

California campuses confront a growing challenge: homeless students -- Chavez faced a reality all too familiar to California college students: trying to find a home on a student budget in a housing market gone berserk. The state’s public universities serve a student population that is about half low-income, who must compete for housing in some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the nation. Felicia Mello Calmatters -- 4/4/18

Governor wants millions of working-class Californians to go to college online. Not everyone is sold -- Governor Jerry Brown is ramping up his campaign to convince legislators to fund a new, wholly online community college, arguing that millions of working-class Californians will then be able to take skills-building classes. But not everyone is sold on the idea that more virtual-only classes will solve problems for Californians struggling to access the job training they need to obtain higher-paying work. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez KPCC -- 4/4/18

Immigration / Border 

Federal law limits Trump's proposal to send troops to guard border -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he hopes to send members of the military to guard the southwest border — an escalation in his push to reduce the number of immigrants coming to the U.S. But without sign off from Congress or Gov. Jerry Brown, federal law will likely block the president’s plans, at least in California. Kate Morrissey in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

Unitarian church votes to become sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation -- The First Unitarian Universalist Church, which has campuses in Hillcrest and Chula Vista, has voted to become a sanctuary for immigrants who are trying to fight their deportation cases in court. Kate Morrissey in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Health 

Lazarus: State senator says it may be time for law requiring easily understood medical bills -- As it stands, bills from hospitals, doctors and insurance companies are frequently indecipherable with their codes, abbreviations, misleading descriptions and lack of any explanation for why charges are so high. State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) agrees. He told me he's looked at his family's own medical bills and scratched his head repeatedly over what they were being charged for. David Lazarus in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/4/18

Also . . . 

City official who was fired after near-fatal garbage-truck incident back on San Diego payroll -- The former official who was fired after The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a homeless person was mistakenly scooped up in a neighborhood cleanup and nearly crushed to death in the back of a garbage truck has been rehired by the city. Jeff McDonald in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/4/18

POTUS 45  

Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target -- Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed President Trump’s attorneys last month that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Carol D. Leonnig and Robert Costa in the Washington Post$ -- 4/4/18

Amazon Has Lots of Company as Trump Slams ‘Stupid’ Businesses -- Tech firms, military contractors, carmakers, cellphone companies, financial firms, sports leagues and Wall Street giants are all in the president’s cross hairs. Michael D. Shear and Cecilla Kang in the New York Times$ -- 4/4/18

Beltway 

The tax cuts were supposed to be ‘rocket fuel’ for the economy. Since they passed, the markets are down -- Stocks closed higher on Tuesday after the Standard & Poor’s 500-index, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite index each fell by about 2 percent on Monday. Since Dec. 22, those indexes were down 2.9 percent, 2.6 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. Why does that date matter? Because it’s the day that President Trump signed the tax cut bill into law — a bill that, according to him, would supercharge the U.S. economy. Philip Bump in the Washington Post$ -- 4/4/18

Supreme Court justice affirms activists’ fears that police can ‘shoot first and think later’ -- A Supreme Court justice's response to a recent ruling on a case involving police violence confirms the fears of Americans who believe that law enforcement continues to go unpunished when using excessive force. Eugene Scott in the Washington Post$ -- 4/4/18

 

-- Tuesday Updates 

YouTube shooting: Suspect killed self after wounding boyfriend, two others -- A woman shot and killed herself after wounding her boyfriend and two other people with a handgun at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. A law-enforcement source told the Bay Area News Group that the shooting appeared to have been fueled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was targeting her boyfriend. Robert Salonga, Julia Prodis Sulek and Seung Lee in the San Jose Mercury$ James Queally, Benjamin Oreskes, Richard Winton, Tracey Lien and Angel Jennings in the Los Angeles Times$ Kevin Fagan, Trisha Thadani, Annie Ma, and Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Don Sweeney in the Sacramento Bee$ Jeff Chiu and Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press -- 4/3/18

Feinstein calls Trump erratic and unfit. But she’ll try to work with him -- President Trump is erratic, lacks stability and hasn’t shown himself fit to hold office, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday, but she hasn’t given up the notion of working with him. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Proposal would limit when California police can shoot guns -- Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using “reasonable force” to “necessary force.” Don Thompson Associated Press Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

Bretón: If one of your deputies hits a protester, what do you do? Dodge and weave -- The news conference was, quite possibly, the purest example of butt-covering that Sacramento has seen in quite some time. Marcos Bretón in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

South Sacramento Residents Say Stephon Clark’s Death Is About Racial Equity and Economic Justice -- Clark’s death has sparked outrage and demands for police accountability. But people are also looking at the bigger problem: the lack of resources in Sacramento’s communities of color. Sammy Caiola Capital Public Radio -- 4/3/18

Dianne Feinstein on negotiating with Trump: ‘It drives you up the wall’ -- Serving in the Senate over the last year has been the most difficult time of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s 25-year career in Washington, D.C., she said Monday — and that’s because of President Trump. Casey Tolan and Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/3/18

San Francisco joins suit to fight Trump administration over census citizenship question -- The battle over the 2020 census escalated Tuesday as a group of states, led by New York, and cities, including San Francisco, sued the Trump administration for adding a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census that the plaintiffs say is designed to lower the count in states with large immigrant populations and violates constitutional standards for the once-per-decade survey. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII -- The Census Bureau plans to ask people if they are U.S. citizens in the 2020 count of the nation’s population, igniting fears that the information could be used to target those in the country illegally. Lori Aratani in the Washington Post$ -- 4/3/18

Huntington Beach prepares to sue state to challenge 'sanctuary' immigration laws -- Huntington Beach plans to file a lawsuit against California and the state attorney general to challenge the legality of state mandates that expand protections for undocumented immigrants. City Attorney Michael Gates said he will file the suit this week after the City Council gave its approval Monday night on a 6-1 vote. Councilwoman Jill Hardy dissented. Priscella Vega in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Former California legislator Matt Dababneh, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, opens new campaign committee -- Matt Dababneh, the former Democratic assemblyman who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct, has opened a new fundraising committee that would enable him to tap into previously raised campaign cash. Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Brown directs state agencies to track harassment complaints -- Gov. Jerry Brown's office is directing state agencies to establish a tracking system for discrimination and misconduct complaints and to update sexual harassment training. A Tuesday directive from Brown's cabinet secretary is the result of a working group that started meeting in December. Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press -- 4/3/18

Bonnie Reiss, early and key advisor to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dies at 62 -- Reiss made her way from national politics to entertainment law to government service, serving as a senior advisor to Schwarzenegger and later as the California’s Education secretary. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

California’s underground pot market continues to thrive. Is the tax man to blame? -- Lanette Davies is a devout Christian, and every month when she pays her state taxes, she prays she won’t be robbed. Davies owns Canna Care, a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento. Stuart Leavenworth in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit -- According to copies of two employment contracts reviewed by Bloomberg, some Sinclair employees were subject to a liquidated damages clause for leaving before the term of their agreement was up: one that requires they pay as much as 40 percent of their annual compensation to the company. Jordyn Holman, Rebecca Greenfield and Gerry Smith Bloomberg -- 4/3/18

A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election -- The study from researchers at Ohio State University finds that fake news probably played a significant role in depressing Hillary Clinton's support on Election Day. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed but which may be the first look at how fake news affected voter choices, suggests that about 4 percent of President Barack Obama's 2012 supporters were dissuaded from voting for Clinton in 2016 by belief in fake news stories. Aaron Blake in the Washington Post$ -- 4/3/18